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Thursday, May 22, 2008

WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC. RECALLS JOURNEY, DESTINATION, TOUR AND ITASCA MERIDIAN, LATITUDE, AND ELLIPSE MOTOR HOMES

Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
ITASCA / ELLIPSE 2007-2008
ITASCA / LATITUDE 2007-2008
ITASCA / MERIDIAN 2007-2008
WINNEBAGO / DESTINATION 2007-2008
WINNEBAGO / JOURNEY 2007-2008
WINNEBAGO / TOUR 2007-2008
Manufacturer : WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC. Mfr's Report Date : APR 30, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V226000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 306
Summary:
 WINNEBAGO IS RECALLING 306 MY 2007-2008 JOURNEY, DESTINATION, TOUR AND ITASCA MERIDIAN, LATITUDE, AND ELLIPSE MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS. THE FASTENERS THAT ATTACH THE STEERING ARM OR TIE ROD ARMS TO THE SPINDLE MAY BE OVER OR UNDER-TIGHTENED.
Consequence:
 INCORRECTLY TIGHTENED STEERING ARM FASTENERS MAY FATIGUE AND FRACTURE WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy:
 WINNEBAGO IS WORKING WITH FREIGHTLINER TO REPAIR THESE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 07V306). OWNERS MAY CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712 OR WINNEBAGO AT 1-641-585-3535.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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