Four Winds Siesta

Model Siesta made by Four Winds got 1 consumer complain as well as 1 recall. Consumer complaints with reference to structure. . There was one recall concerning trailer hitches .

Model 2006


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
05V465000FOUR WINDS INTERNATIONALfrom 07/01/2005 to 09/30/2005V (Vehicle)22111/11/2005MFRFOUR WINDS INTERNATIONAL10/06/200510/11/2005
Defect SummaryOn certain class a and class b motor homes, the hitch may have been manufactured with a spacer plate that does not fit flush to the rear extension.
Consequence SummaryThis causes the fasteners to be corner loaded when tightened which could cause the hitch to fail during usage causing a crash which could result in death and injury.
Corrective SummaryDealers will install a new spacer plate and add six new bolts, washers and nuts to secure the spacer plate in place. the recall began on november 11, 2005. owners may contact four winds at 574-266-1111.
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration

Consumer Complaints

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 I question the structural integrity of these expensive motor homes built by four winds international (elkhart, in) and attached to a ford truck chassis. i question the safety of passengers riding inside the coach of this poorly constructed vehicle rapidly deteriorating within a 2 year period and with only 5000 miles on the odometer. as one example, the integrity of the lock latches on doors and cabinets are questionable with stored items flying through the cabin at high speeds while navigating highways. the integrity of this product is highly questionable as evident by the following list of problems as a resulting from poor construction and materials selection on a vehicle marketed for outdoor recreation and operating on our highways. below are just some of the problems that we can see. there are likely deeper more invisible problems: mechanical failure:pop out room mechanism is failing. the failure of this mechanism would interfere with balance and compromise safety at high speeds. materials failure:particle board construction of interior fixtures have little resistance to temperature and humidity and utilized in this vehicle marketed for outdoors recreation. cabinets and other structures attached to the interior walls show extraordinary deterioration over this short period and may pose a safety issue when separation occurs. structural failure:water impingement due to leaks from either failure of roof or outside structures attached to the body (awning, etc.). water intrusion would certainly accelerate internal failure that may lead to separation of coach fixtures and injury to passengers and operators in this vehicle. neither the manufacturer not the dealership will acknowledge responsibility for these design and construction flaws that could possibly lead to injury due to structural failure. some industry standards should exist for these vehicles regarding construction to maximize their safety. *tr