The following recall notices are from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To search for recalls, investigations, and complaints by vehicle year, make, and model, visit www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues. NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline is (888) 327-4236.
Recall 17V-249 involves certain model-year 2012-2018 ih-45, Phenix, and Nimbus motorhomes manufactured from May 5, 2011, to October 5, 2016. The recall replaces recall 15V-551. The ball joints on the independent front suspension modules manufactured by Reyco Granning can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering. Foretravel mailed notifications to owners on April 28, 2017. Dealers will inspect, clean, and secure the ball joint. Contact Foretravel at (800) 955-6226, option 3.
Thor Motor Coach
Recall 17V-239 involves certain model-year 2017 Ace, Hurricane, and Windsport motorhomes manufactured from January 12, 2017, to January 24, 2017. The weight rating labels for the tow hitches indicate a 10,000-pound weight capacity; actual hitch capacity is 8,000 pounds. If loaded to the capacity on the label, the hitch may damage the motorhome or disconnect from the towed vehicle. Thor Motor Coach (TMC) will notify owners and provide corrected labels. The recall was expected to begin June 7, 2017. Contact TMC at (877) 500-1020.
Recall 17V-264 involves certain model-year 2017 Quantum KM24 motorhomes manufactured from January 11, 2017, to March 3, 2017. The power supply wire for the steps was incorrectly attached to a 50-amp circuit breaker instead of to a 20-amp circuit breaker. The breaker may not trip as intended on an overloaded step circuit, increasing the risk of a fire. Thor Motor Coach will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the power wire to the correct breaker. The recall was expected to begin June 7, 2017. Contact TMC at (877) 500-1020.
Winnebago Industries Inc.
Recall 17V-262 involves certain model-year 2014-2017 Winnebago View, Via, Era, and Itasca Navion and Itasca Reyo motorhomes. An Axxess radio volume control module may interfere with the chassis electrical system, possibly causing an engine shutdown, power loss, random illumination of dash warning lights, and interference with the chassis supplemental restraint system. Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will remove the Axxess radio volume control module, which is no longer offered as a feature. A notification schedule had not been set as of press time. Contact Winnebago at (800) 537-1885.