Winnebago Recalls RVs for Brake Activation Signal

Winnebago is recalling a total of 56 units of model year 2014 Winnebago Tour, and Itasca Ellipse vehicles which are built on a Freightliner chassis. On certain recreational vehicles (RVs) built with a heavier, adjustable foot pedal, the brake activation signal to certain towed devices may not deactivate when the service brakes are released.

According to a NHTSA report, “If the brake activation signal to a towed device remains active when the motorhome chassis service brakes are released, the brakes on a towed device may remain engaged depending on brake configuration of the trailer.” This could cause the brakes to drag and possibly overheat, posing a fire hazard. Additionally, other drivers may be confused by the RV’s actions, increasing the risk of a crash. Daimler Trucks North America, LLC., (DTNA) will notify owners, and dealers will modify the affected brake assemblies, free of charge.

Source: NHTSA

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