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Old 08-01-2019, 01:22 PM   #1
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Winnebago Forza - Storage Compartment Door Recall?

We have been battling the "storage doors popping open" since we bought the unit new in April.

Dealer adjusted the doors, but this did not work. We couldn't drive it more than a few miles and find another door open. It appears to only be the doors "between the wheels" on either side, and randomly which one opens.

My temporary fix was to install stainless steel cables to prevent them from opening up and hitting other vehicles or obstacles.

My next fix was to install a secondary "rubber latch" on the bottom of the doors. Now they still pop open, but the latch keeps them from opening all the way.

I recently found yesterday on the NHTSA website that a recall has been initiated to correct the issue. I contacted my dealer and he hasn't heard about it.

Have any other Forza owners had this problem?

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Old 08-06-2019, 11:16 PM   #2
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Thanks for the information. A friend has a new Forza, and is having a lot of problems with it. I forwarded your information to him, he is making an appt. with the W factory for this fall to have a number of things fixed anyway.

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Old 08-06-2019, 11:51 PM   #3
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I have had the same issue on my 2010 Fleetwood terra and it can be a real issue. I had 1 pop open on a very busy interstate and had to get out to close it and nearly got hit by a passing car. I ended up putting bungy cords on all my cargo doors and at least they can only come open an inch or so. I have not found ant recalls on Fleetwood.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:55 PM   #4
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It has been frustrating.

So far, the rubber "latches" I installed on the bottom of the door/compartment has prevented me from constantly having to look out the mirrors for doors swinging!
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:08 PM   #5
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I have a 2019 Forza 38W and have door issues since day 1. Did get recall notice NHTSA Safety Recall 19V-152. Still no fix but at least admitted a problem. Called Winne they recommended using round file to put groove in plastic where it contacts bar. I did it to the door that pops open the most and will know soon enough if it helps.
Also noticed at the Hershey Show 2020s have a much better latching system
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:22 AM   #6
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Oh yea!! Ours pop open too! We got a letter on it ! Taking it next week ...

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