Itasca Suncruiser 2003

Model Suncruiser made in 2003 by Itasca got 4 consumer complains as well as 4 recalls. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to engine and engine cooling and service brakes, hydraulic. There were some recalls concerningequipment and fuel system, gasoline.

Model 2003


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
09V300000WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.from 05/10/2001 to 03/26/2003V (Vehicle)154708/31/2009ODIWINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.07/29/200907/29/2009
Defect SummaryWinnebago is recalling 1,547 model year 2001-2003 recreational vehicles equipped with norcold model 1200lrim refrigerators, manufactured from march 1, 2001 to december 31, 2002, with serial numbers between 1273701 and 1536607, non-consecutively. a fatigue failure in the section of the cooling unit which contains the refrigerant could allow the liquid solution to slowly leak. if a leak occurs and the refrigerator continues to be operated after solution circulation has ceased the heat source could generate very high temperatures. at such high temperatures, the cooling unit could rupture.
Consequence SummaryIf a leak occurs and the unit is continues to operate, hydrogen gas may be expelled and can be ignited, resulting in a fire, possibly causing serious injury or death.
Corrective SummaryWinnebago is working with norcold and norcold will notify owners and the vehicle's refrigerator will be repaired free of charge (please see 09e-027). owners may contact norcold's recall center at 1-800-767-9101.
NotesOwners 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 .
05V407000WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.from 05/02/2002 to 08/12/2005V (Vehicle)136709/09/2005MFRWINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.09/14/200509/16/2005
Defect SummaryOn certain motor homes, the roof vent for the optional 4-door refrigerator was incorrectly located.
Consequence SummaryThis can allow excessive heat buildup which has the potential to ignite surrounding materials, resulting in personal injury and/oi vehicle and property damage.
Corrective SummaryDealers will relocate the roof vent. the recall began on september 9, 2005. owners may contact winnebago at 1-641-585-6939.
NotesWinnebago recall no. 96.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration
04V609000WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.from 08/06/2003 to 09/03/2004V (Vehicle)353801/07/2005MFRWINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.12/22/200412/28/2004
Defect SummaryOn certain motor homes built on a 20,700 gvwr or greater workhorse chassis, there may not be sufficient clearance in the area where the fuel line crosses the frame cross member.
Consequence SummaryWithout clearance, a condition could develop where the cross member may wear into the fuel line and a fuel leak may develop. fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will repair these motor homes by providing clearance between the fuel line and frame cross member. the fuel line will be inspected and, if necessary, replaced. the recall began january 7, 2005. owners should contact winnebago at 1-800-537-1885.
NotesWinnebago recall no. 93. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
03V060000WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.from 08/01/1999 to 01/31/2003V (Vehicle)853204/25/2003MFRWINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.02/21/200302/25/2003571105 S5.3
Defect SummaryCertain motor home chassis fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 105,hydraulic and electric brake systems. the brake system warning indicator may not function as required by the standard.
Consequence SummaryIn some of the affected vehicles, the brake system warning indicator will not illuminate when the ignition is in the start position or for a low brake fluid condition, if the body builder relied solely upon ford's ivm compliance statement for the system warning indicator.
Corrective SummaryDealers will repair these vehicles. owner notification began april 25, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact winnebago at 1-641-585-3535.
NotesWinnebago recall no. 88.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 2003 itasca suncruiser motorhome experiences stalling and engine shut down.*mr the vehicle can only be drive 200 miles before it stalls. the vehicle has been taken to several dealer. the vehicle has had three crank sensors replaced. *nm
 I have a 2003 itasca suncruiser with the workhorse chassis that is under recall for the brake caliper problems. i encountered the problem last summer and took it to parkview rv in smyrna, de. they rebuilt the front and back brakes, seals, calipers, pads and sensors which had melted. at the time they told me workhorse would not pay for any of the work. last week i took the repaired unit to florida and in tampa had a problem with the brakes smoking and the abs light came on. i am taking it back to parkview so they can document the new problems. i have spent over $1,000. for repairs and now it appears it will all have to be done again. i only drove for 2,000 miles and the braking system is bad again. i need to be reimbursed for the initial repair and a more permanent fix needs to be done on the unit. i have a $85,000 rv i am afraid to drive. please help me if you can. the workhorse help line directs you to a mailbox that is full. i can not get anyone on the line. if necessary i will spend repair money on an attorney to get this resolved. anything you can do will be appreciated.
 Brake problem on workhouse chassis motorhome. calipers lockup, apparently do to pins. this is a continuous problem. replaced all 4 rotor. 4calipers.2 sets brake pads, 4 oil seals, 4 brake hose,2 axle gaskets. all at a cost of $3502.97 i have rotors, calipers. *tr
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 itasca suncruiser rv. while driving 60 mph, the contact noticed a vibration in the steering wheel. he turned off the vehicle. when he restarted it, he noticed that the brake pedal was higher than usual and he had to apply extreme pressure to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that all four calibers needed to be replaced. the contact did notice any differences beforehand. the current and failure mileages were 15,944.