Itasca Suncruiser 2006

Model Suncruiser made in 2006 by Itasca got 6 consumer complains there is 1 investigation as well as 2 recalls. Consumer complaints with reference to trailer hitches. . The car had one investigation (trailer hitches). There were some recalls concerningfuel system, diesel, steering.

Model 2006


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
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 .
06V250000WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.from 06/01/2005 to 06/30/2006V (Vehicle)1021MFRWINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.07/05/200607/13/2006
Defect SummaryCertain motor homes built on workhorse chassis may have been equipped with incorrect steering intermediate shafts. the steering could become loose at the steering box during tight steering maneuvers.
Consequence SummaryThis steering condition could result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryWorkhorse is conducting this recall (please see 06v148000) and will inspect and, if necessary, replace the steering intermediate shaft. owners may contact workhorse at 1-877-294-6883 or winnebago at 1-641-585-3535.
NotesCustomers 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


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
PE10048WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.12/07/2010Hitch Fracture
 On november 28, 2010, odi received voq 10368002 which alleges that the towing hitch installed as original equipment in a 2006 model year winnebago itasca vehicle had cracked / partially fractured. a completely fractured tow hitch may allow the towed vehicle to separate from the towing vehicle in an uncontrolled manner while being towed risking injury to pedestrians and occupants of vehicles being operated in the proximity to the separation incident.

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 I have a 2006, 39 foot itasca coach that came with a valley industries trailer hitch. this hitch is rated for a maximum pull of 5000 pounds and a maximum tongue weight of 500 pounds. while the hitch is now four years old, it only has been used for approximately 17,000 miles to haul my gmc envoy. the envoy weighs approximately 4700 pounds and the tongue weight, which is the weight of my blue ox tow bar, is approximately 35 pounds. most of the mileage used was trips between michigan and florida. none of the towing involved steep grades, sudden stops or traffic crashes. i also have any active tow vehicle braking system. parts of my hitch are actually missing. rather than bending, the metal simply broke apart. fyi, winnebago/itasca reportedly no longer uses valley industry hitches. as you can see from the pictures included in this e-mail, this valley industry hitch simply fell apart. winnebago industries advised that the defective hitch is out of their warranty. in talking with valley industry from rochester hills michigan, they claim that they have no responsibility for this hitch failure in that they produced it for winnebago. while valley industry hitches are sold with a limited lifetime warranty, they claim that since they sold my hitch to winnebago/itasca, they are not prepared to stand behind it. the individual that i spoke with was not even interested in seeing the state of the failure of this hitch, nor did he appear to be interested in the consequences of a breakaway tow vehicle. see pictures of failed valley industries hitch at: