Itasca Suncruiser 2005

Model Suncruiser made in 2005 by Itasca got 10 consumer complains as well as 5 recalls. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to brakes and electrical system. There were some recalls concerningequipment and fuel system, diesel.

Model 2005


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
05V077000WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.from 11/24/2003 to 12/28/2004V (Vehicle)22803/24/2005MFRWINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.03/02/200503/08/2005571120
Defect SummaryCertain motor homes built on 24,000-lb gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr)workhorse chassis with 235/80r22.5g xrv tires fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 120, 'tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars.' the motor homes were inadvertently equipped with an incorrect load range tire label.
Consequence SummaryFailure to follow proper vehicle loading specifications and tire inflation recommendations can result in tire damage and vehicle instability, which could result in a crash.
Corrective SummaryOwners will be mailed supplementary tire labels containing the correct tire inflation information. if an owner desires, their dealer can install the label for them. the recall began on march 24, 2005. owners may contact winnebago at 641-585-6939.
NotesWinnebago recall no. 94.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
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
09V113000WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.from 11/05/2001 to 04/27/2006V (Vehicle)233105/05/2009MFRWINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.04/08/200904/07/2009
Defect SummaryWinnebago is recalling 2,331 my 2002-2004 brave and itasca sunrise my 2005 2006 winnebago voyage, adventurer, itasca sunrise and suncruiser motor homes. the propane tank mounting bracket may have an incomplete or improper weld.
Consequence SummaryShould the weld fail, the propane tank can tip or fall, possibly releasing propane which has the potential to ignitea fire, resulting in personal injury and/or vehicle and property damage.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect and properly weld the bracket free of charge. the recall is expected to begin during may 2009. owners may contact winnebago at 800-537-1885.
NotesWinnebago recall no. 112.owners 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 .
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.
04V608000WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.from 09/08/2003 to 04/30/2004V (Vehicle)620111/29/2004ODIWINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.12/18/200412/28/2004
Defect SummaryCertain seat belt buckles on some motor homes fail to conform to the load requirement of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, seat belt assemblies.
Consequence SummaryThe seat belt buckle may unlatch in the event of a vehicle crash, possibly resulting in personal injury to the seat occupant.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the buckles. the recall began on november 12, 2004. owners should contact amsafe at 1-574-266-8330 or winnebago at 1-800-537-1885.
NotesWinnebago recall no. 92.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 While driving my itasca suncruiser motorhome to cobb & son rv repair i noticed i was unable to maintain normal speed. arrived at cobb and explained to ritchie cobb the problem i was having. ritchie had a tech measure the heat at the brakes and they were at 900 degrees. informed recall from workhorse regarding a brake issue and that the vehicle would have to be driven to an authorized workhorse dealer for repair (100 miles away). ritchie explained this could not be done as the vehicle was unsafe to drive and there would be serious risk of injury and even further damage as the pads were worn and crystallized, calipers bad, and the brake failure have created serious grooves in the rotors. additionnaly the brakes had already gone into locking up mode. ritchie said the remedy was replacement of all this parts on all 4 brakes because of damage caused by the recall issue. astounded that workhorse said i would have to drive the vehicle to their dealer facility(100 miles away), i personally called workhorse. i got the same answer from customer service, then the head of customer service, then thirdly from carl dahl their regional manager. i refused to risk driving the vehicle and had to have it towed at my expense as workhorse refused to do so. my next surprise was that workhorse would not replace rotors, pad, etc., even though their recall issue caused all the damage. a policy to tell someone to drive an unsafe vehicle and then they would tow it when i break down on the side of the road is insane and irresponsible. further they are ignoring their responsibility to repair all the damage that was caused by their recall. i have now had to pay over $1,100 to restore my brakes, pay for towing, and drive 200 miles to pick up my motorhome. i need your assistance to persuade workhorse to do the ethical and honorable thing and reimburse all the money i have spent.
 Dt*: the contact stated there was a smell of something overheating in a reclining couch within the coach. the vehicle had a switch used to disconnect the power to the living area of the motor home. the switch was tripped, and the contact reached in to the motor area of the seat. the motor was exceedingly hot, so the contact allowed it to cool. 2 months later, the motor was removed and examined to find melted wiring and melted brushes. a service dealer was contacted, who was unable to determine the problem. the frame of the couch was manufactured by shrock manufacturing incorporated. updated 2/12/2007 - the problem was traced to sticking switch installed by winnebago industries. the switch occasionally became stuck in the retract position. shrock, manufacturer of the coach frame, replaced motor but cautioned that the switch is a problem. *nm
 Gas tank leaking. *jb
 On november 10, 2011 i was having recall #51101-c completed on my motor home. the mechanic had the brakes apart to replace the bosch brake calipers and he discovered all four rotors had 2 -3 cracks on the outside plate. the cracks started on the outside edge and radiated in about 2 inches. the cracks were completely through the plate. workhorse refused to admit the cracked rotors might have something to do with the bad calipers or a manufacturing defect. they suggested the cracks were caused by driver error. for example, riding the brakes down a mountain or towing a car without auxiliary brakes.

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