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Monday, November 9, 2015

Winnebago & TriMark Safety Recall #15V-510

Above, The Beast at Universal Studios Hollywood. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

A letter from Winnebago Industries arrived in my mailbox Saturday about a safety recall involving main door locks on Winnebago RVs built in 2014 and 2015.

Since I bought a 2015 Minnie Winnie 22R motorhome that was built during that time, I received the letter which stated, in part:
Winnebago Industries, Inc. and TriMark Corporation has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists on certain 2014 and 2015 model year Winnebago Minnie Winnie®, Trend™, Brave™, and Vista® and Itasca Spirit®, Viva!™, Tribute™, and Sunstar® (Models: WC325B, WF322R, WF325B, WF327Q, WF327QP, WF331H, WF331HP, WF331K, WF331KP, WFA26A, WFA26B, WFE26HE, WFE31KE, WU623B, WU623L, IC325B, IF322R, IF325B, IF327Q, IF327QP, IF331H, IF331HP,
IF331K, IF331KP, IFA26A, IFA26B, IFE26HE, IFE31KE, IU623B, and IU623L) motorhomes. 
These motorhomes were manufactured March 18, 2013 through November 18, 2014. 
These vehicles may contain a potential defect with the TriMark® main entrance door latch. There is a possibility that the deadbolt plate is not fully staked and, in some cases, can allow the deadbolt to disconnect and extend beyond the door lock assembly. If this condition occurs, the door can become inoperable resulting in the possibility that people can become trapped inside the vehicle or locked out resulting in the possibility of
personal injury and/or vehicle damage.
Thus far, I have had no problems with the main entrance door latch or deadbolt. If a local Winnebago authorized repairer is unable to handle the recall, I will probably go down to La Mesa RV in San Diego to have it taken care of and make a fun weekend out of it.

If you have one of the affected vehicles, you may want to contact Winnebago.

To see the full letter, go here.

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