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Old 11-15-2008, 10:08 PM   #1
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FYI Thought I'd post this just in case anyone is affected.

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Winnebago is recalling 717 MY 2006-2009 Sightseer and Vista, Itasca Sunova and Sunstar motorhomes built on Workhorse chassis. The castle nut that retains the steering drag link to the pitman arm may have been improperly torqued during assembly. The improper torque may have damaged the castle nut and compromised the integrity of the connection. If the drag link were to separate from the pitman arm, the driver would not have directional control of the vehicle possibly causing a crash. Winnebago is working with Workhorse to replace and properly tighten the castle nut that retains the steering drag link to the pitman arm. Owners may contact Workhorse at 1-877-946-7731 or Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535. 08V-571

Winnebago is recalling 594 MY 2008-2009 Destination, Journey, Tour, Vectra, and Itasca Latitude, Meridian, Ellipse, and Horizon motorhomes equipped with SAF-Holland ADL Series rear suspensions. In some instances the transverse beam was not properly welded which could result in a failure of the weld. If the weld fails, vehicle stability while cornering could be affected resulting in loss of vehicle control, possibly resulting in a crash. In addition, the transverse beam could drop to the ground causing sparks that could cause a fire hazard. Winnebago is working with Daimler Trucks/SAF-Holland to have a visual inspection of the ADL transverse beam performed. If a weld defect is identified, SAF-Holland will provide a service replacement kit that contains a new transverse beam, all necessary installation hardware, beam replacement, and instructions free of charge. Owners may contact Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712, SAF-Holland at 1-231-773-3271, or Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535. 08V-573
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:08 PM   #2
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FYI Thought I'd post this just in case anyone is affected.

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Winnebago is recalling 717 MY 2006-2009 Sightseer and Vista, Itasca Sunova and Sunstar motorhomes built on Workhorse chassis. The castle nut that retains the steering drag link to the pitman arm may have been improperly torqued during assembly. The improper torque may have damaged the castle nut and compromised the integrity of the connection. If the drag link were to separate from the pitman arm, the driver would not have directional control of the vehicle possibly causing a crash. Winnebago is working with Workhorse to replace and properly tighten the castle nut that retains the steering drag link to the pitman arm. Owners may contact Workhorse at 1-877-946-7731 or Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535. 08V-571

Winnebago is recalling 594 MY 2008-2009 Destination, Journey, Tour, Vectra, and Itasca Latitude, Meridian, Ellipse, and Horizon motorhomes equipped with SAF-Holland ADL Series rear suspensions. In some instances the transverse beam was not properly welded which could result in a failure of the weld. If the weld fails, vehicle stability while cornering could be affected resulting in loss of vehicle control, possibly resulting in a crash. In addition, the transverse beam could drop to the ground causing sparks that could cause a fire hazard. Winnebago is working with Daimler Trucks/SAF-Holland to have a visual inspection of the ADL transverse beam performed. If a weld defect is identified, SAF-Holland will provide a service replacement kit that contains a new transverse beam, all necessary installation hardware, beam replacement, and instructions free of charge. Owners may contact Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712, SAF-Holland at 1-231-773-3271, or Winnebago at 1-641-585-3535. 08V-573
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:36 AM   #3
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Had our meridian in for some other warranty work and they told me about the recall and checked it out while we were there. luckily our was fine. I wasn't aware of the recall, so thanks for posting for anybody else who is nat aware of the recalls
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How will I know if my 2006 Sightseer 35N on a Workhorse is part of the recall?

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Old 11-16-2008, 01:35 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">How will I know if my 2006 Sightseer 35N on a Workhorse is part of the recall? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Workhorse will notify all affected owners by mail. However, here is the detail as posted in the Workhorse forum a few days back:

Workhorse Custom Chassis Service Bulletin
Bulletin Number: 20801-C
Bulletin Type: Campaign Safety
Subject: Steering Arm Castle Nut
Models: Certain 2006, 2007 and 2008 W42 and W16 models.

WCC is conducting a safety recall campaign to replace the castle nut and cotter pin on involved vehicles.

The following vehicles are involved:
2006 Models VIN# 63409765 to 63419767
2007 Models VIN# 73417875 to 73429777
2008 Models VIN# 83425662 to 83435224

The campaign may involve certain W18 RV chassis and W42 Commercial step van chassis. (only)

Workhorse believes that a small number of vehicles in the VIN# range may have a stripped nut. If the nut is stripped it can become loose from the drag link stud allowing the drag link to separate from the steering arm. This will result in a loss of steering control and a possible vehicle crash.

If you are still concerned, and have not received a notice from Workhorse, have your complete Vin # handy and call 877-946-7731. Ask them to verify IF you need to take yours in to have it inspected. ED
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