Jayco Inc. has announced NHTSA recalls 13V330000 and 13V33100. The former involves model-year 2013 and 2014 Entegra Coach Anthem, Aspire, and Cornerstone motorhomes built from February 8, 2013, through June 13, 2013. The latter involves model-year 2014 Jayco Precept motorhomes built from March 28, 2013, through June 27, 2013. The potential number of vehicles involved is 174 Entegra Coach motorhomes and 19 Jayco motorhomes.
On the affected motorhomes, the attachment mechanism that holds the windshield wiper arm to the wiper motor shaft could crack due to a bad casting. In addition, the wiper arm could separate from the shaft through usage. If the wiper arm detaches from the vehicle while it is being driven on the highway, an accident or injury could result.
An Entegra Coach or Jayco dealer will inspect and replace the wiper arms. The repair is expected to take approximately 60 minutes. However, because of service scheduling times, the service department may need the vehicle for a longer period of time.
For more information about these recalls, Entegra Coach owners should call (800) 945-4787; Jayco owners should call (800) 283-8267. Owner notification for these recalls began in August 2013.
Winnebago Industries Inc. has announced NHTSA recall 13V318000, which involves model-year 2011 Winnebago Vista and Itasca Sunstar motorhomes built from June 30, 2010, through June 16, 2011. The potential number of vehicles involved is 150.
The affected vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 567, “Certification.” The affected vehicles were equipped with Vehicle Certification labels that incorrectly state the tire inflation pressures and wheel size. The labels should state that the front axle tire inflation pressure is 95 psi and the rear axle tire inflation pressure is 100 psi. The wheel rim size sh0uld be 19.5×6.00 for all wheels. The original Vehicle Certification labels were produced with the front axle and the rear axle tire inflation pressure as 80 psi and the wheel rim size as 19.5×6.75. Incorrect tire pressures or tire size can lead to tire failure, possibly resulting in loss of vehicle control and injury.
Winnebago Industries will mail new Vehicle Certification labels with the correct tire inflation pressures and wheel rim size to owners with instructions about how to affix the new labels. If an owner is unable to perform this repair, he or she can take the motorhome and new labels to a Winnebago Industries dealer to have the work performed. The repair is expected to take approximately 12 minutes. However, because of service scheduling times, the service center may need the vehicle for a longer period of time.
For more information about this recall, contact Winnebago Industries Inc. at (800) 537-1885. The recall began in August 2013.