Winnebago Adventurer 2004

Winnebago Adventurer 2004 model

Winnebago Adventurer 2004 recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
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.
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
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.

Winnebago Adventurer 2004 Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
05/22/200510622510/01/2004
 Fuse on cruise control blows and the cruise will not shut off with just a tap on the brakes. if you stomp on the brake pedal it will shut off.
05/22/200510953309/25/2003
 Consumer stated: vehicle blew a fuse. also, had trouble with cruise control. the consumer had to press extra hard to get the cruise control to go off. then had to use the button on steering wheel. no light came on. the consumer was told that power brakes were not working. *ak it was found that a wire under the dash rubbed and had become bare. this shorted out a fuse. *sc *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
05/22/200510953309/25/2003
 Consumer stated: vehicle blew a fuse. also, had trouble with cruise control. the consumer had to press extra hard to get the cruise control to go off. then had to use the button on steering wheel. no light came on. the consumer was told that power brakes were not working. *ak it was found that a wire under the dash rubbed and had become bare. this shorted out a fuse. *sc *jb
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
07/10/201026000
 I own a 2004 winnebago adventurer wpg38r. i incurred what amounted to a premature failure of the exhaust system on my onan generator, directly caused by winnebago ignoring onan's recommended installation instructions. those instructions specifically state a support bracket be installed if the tailpipe asembly is more than 18 long. the tailpipe assembly on this unit is 25 long. the fix, if caught early on cost me $725.00. my real concern involves safety. onan warns in their installation instructions a hot exhaust pipe can cause ---- severe personal injury or death. i also assume it cause carbon moxide poisoning or heat/ fire damage to the motor home. winnebago put in writing to me they had all their model years installations approved and inspected by onan.. onan put in writing to me they didn't approve or inspect any installations for any customer. when confronted with this information, a winnebago customer service rep ( brian) told me then the lack of the support installation must have been approved by winnebago's engineers. they ( winnebago) continued to deny any responsibility as my motor home was out of warranty. according to onan's warranty they exclude any exceptions to their installation instructions. my warranty therefore was voided the day winneago installed the generator on my unit and others of similar length. a winnebago technical support man told me verbally over the phone that unit certainly should have a suppoprt bracket insatlled. he then went on winnebago's manufacturing instructions for my model and staed he was surprised it wasn't included in their installation instructions. one of their initial statements to me over the phone was if you think you're getiing anything out of winnebago, think again. they maintained that stance even when i submitted to them the support information i had collected that stated they were at fault. it took a letter from my attorney and a local tv station to change their minds and reimburse me the $725.
EQUIPMENT - ELECTRICAL - AIR CONDITIONER
06/14/200710200211/01/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 workhorse chassis. while driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes failed and became stuck. the contact was forced to downshift in order to decelerate and come to a complete stop. he took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced all the rear brakes, however, the failure recurred five weeks later. he returned to the dealer and they replaced the front brakes. the failure mileage was 10,200 and current mileage was 10,500. the consumer stated flooring was coming apart, ceiling is sagging, recliner is coming apart, crack in passenger side window, a/c sticks, shocks needed to be replaced, driver's seat leans to the right, and bedroom slide not coming out. updated 10/16/17 *tr
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
11/18/200740000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 winnebago adventurer rv. the vehicle was parked when the contact noticed fuel leaking from the fuel tank. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told that there was a hole within an internal weld on the fuel tank. the fuel tank was replaced. approximately three years later, the failure recurred. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the vehicle was not repaired a second time. the failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 61,000.
11/18/200740000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 winnebago adventurer. the vehicle was parked when the contact noticed fuel was leaking from the fuel tank. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told there was a hole within an internal weld on the fuel tank. the fuel tank was replaced. approximately 3 years later the failure recurred. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 61,000. sm.
10/27/20049000112/01/2003
 Reported gas odors to dealer and mfgr. no action taken. fire destroyed motorhome. i was injured. *nm
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
03/15/2008155751
 2004 itasca suncruiser, 8.1 chevy, allison 1000. going 55 mph engine loss all power but kept running in idle speed. coasted to the side of road and checked everything, temperature, fluids all ok. dealer said no codes and could find nothing wrong. this happened 2 times about 1 week apart. i do not know if this is related but the instrument panel 5 times has beeped and all gauges go to 0 but engine and power is good, this lasts about 15 seconds then all is ok. the mechanic said winnebago knows of this problem but dose not have a fix yet. *tr
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - RETRACTOR
03/14/20065600305/15/2004
 Front drivers seat belt was inoperative. on several occasions, the seat belt inertia lock would not release, and would not allow the use of the belt. had to return to dealer 3 times to have them repair, by releasing the lock. however, this did not fix the issue. the rv unit serial no. from winnebago is 10g87e283069. *jb
SEATS
06/14/200710200211/01/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 workhorse chassis. while driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes failed and became stuck. the contact was forced to downshift in order to decelerate and come to a complete stop. he took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced all the rear brakes, however, the failure recurred five weeks later. he returned to the dealer and they replaced the front brakes. the failure mileage was 10,200 and current mileage was 10,500. the consumer stated flooring was coming apart, ceiling is sagging, recliner is coming apart, crack in passenger side window, a/c sticks, shocks needed to be replaced, driver's seat leans to the right, and bedroom slide not coming out. updated 10/16/17 *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DRUM
01/11/2008105/04/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 winnebago adventurer. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for maintenance because it was skipping. while the dealer was test driving the vehicle, the brakes failed and the drum increased to over 60 degrees. the dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failure. the manufacturer was unable to assist. the engine size, speed, number of cylinders, mileages, and powertrain were unknown.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
09/17/20109314
 There have been repeated attempts to repair the abs system on my class a motorhome,since the time of purchase, including 1 manufacturer recall on the abs system and 2 recalls on the hydralic brakes. i have completed all of the recall orders and also had intermittent inspections on the brakes. this morning i had an accident due to a brake failure. the brake pedal went to the floor without slowing the vehicle and i went through a stop sign, across a state highway, over an incline and through a fence.
09/23/2009350001
 This is in reference to safety recall 50901-c an interim notice from workhorse custom chassis. my motorhome is involved in this recall. i experienced brake problem (over heating) returning from a trip to virginia in september 2009. i was able to get home without major problems. the motorhome was repaired with like parks (subject to failure) paid for by workhorse. workhorse has been aware of this problem going on two years and claims to be having problems obtaining parts. in the mean time i am reluctant to use my rv for fear of brake failure again. i have spoke with reps from workhorse and they keep telling me that parts will be available soon (first it was late summer then fall or late winter and now they tell me it may spring). it seems to me that they are stalling and in the mean time i am unable (because of brake failure concerns) to use my rv. respectfully request that someone look into this matter. *tr
05/14/2009230001
 2004 winnebago adventurer mhome. w22 chassis. 23,000 miles left rear side passenger's brake smoking and froze up. took to winnebago dealer -had it checked out on 4/28/2009. on may 14,2009 the left front passenger's side smoked up and locked up. brake fluid boiled and caused plug to come out of hub holding axle grease. on may 18, 2009 left brake smoked and froze up again -- soft mushy pedal with left front brake screeching noise. took to winnebago authorized dealer on 20may2001. inspected left front brake and said everything was ok. picked up vehicle on may 22, 2001 and left front brake mushy and brake petal suddenly depress about 3 inches and the left front brae grabs and pulls to the left. definitely a serious problem!!!!! so many w22 workhorse chassis on the road today. workhorse should replace the brake calipers immediately with their in stock regular new calipers until the refit calipers are ready in the fall-2009. *tr
02/05/2009300001
 While driving n. bound on i-25, , in s. new mexico, recently, i began to smell a faint, but persistent odor of scorched brake/clutch lining. ( no clutch in this vehicle tho) . thorough testing of the brakes was not possible due to heavy rain and busy traffic, but a slight test felt like the pedal was somewhat soft..also, a slight pull to the left was evident, ( tho it was gusty windy) by the time i exited the interstate, about 50 miles later, the brakes felt normal and the odor was no longer detectable. i traveled a further 1000 miles on this trip with no further odor. i will be again traveling in a few weeks, and i am uneasy about the brakes. thanks for your attention to this matter. *tr
11/28/2008115001
 While traveling on business highway 17 in myrtle beach, sc (level road) ,within 20 minutes of leaving our campsite a definite smell of brake lining was preset in the motorhome. i immediately pulled off to the side of the road and investigated the smell that appeared to be coming from the rear axle. i put the vehicle in reverse; backing and breaking several times. i then put the vehicle in drive and accelerated forward and braking several times. finally i put motorhome in drive without touching the accelerator to see if it would roll freely forward . i also verified the emergency brake was working properly. i did this several time. during all tests there was no apparent drag on the brakes. it appeared that the problem corrected itself. i continued my drive home without any brake problems. this is the first occurrence of this problem, but after reading several complaints on the nhtsa site i am very concerned. reviewing you site, i had not peddle drop or abs light notification. at the time of the brake drag, all else appeared normal
10/08/200823500109/01/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 winnebago adventurer. whenever the contact drove the vehicle at various speeds, the brakes would overheat and begin to smoke. the rv was taken to the dealer and they stated that the caliper needed to be replaced. prior to the failure, the contact would occasionally smell the brakes burning while the vehicle was in motion. the current and failure mileages were 23,500. updated 11/26/08. *jb
06/14/200710200211/01/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 workhorse chassis. while driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes failed and became stuck. the contact was forced to downshift in order to decelerate and come to a complete stop. he took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced all the rear brakes, however, the failure recurred five weeks later. he returned to the dealer and they replaced the front brakes. the failure mileage was 10,200 and current mileage was 10,500. the consumer stated flooring was coming apart, ceiling is sagging, recliner is coming apart, crack in passenger side window, a/c sticks, shocks needed to be replaced, driver's seat leans to the right, and bedroom slide not coming out. updated 10/16/17 *tr
STRUCTURE
06/14/200710200211/01/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 workhorse chassis. while driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes failed and became stuck. the contact was forced to downshift in order to decelerate and come to a complete stop. he took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced all the rear brakes, however, the failure recurred five weeks later. he returned to the dealer and they replaced the front brakes. the failure mileage was 10,200 and current mileage was 10,500. the consumer stated flooring was coming apart, ceiling is sagging, recliner is coming apart, crack in passenger side window, a/c sticks, shocks needed to be replaced, driver's seat leans to the right, and bedroom slide not coming out. updated 10/16/17 *tr
SUSPENSION
06/14/200710200211/01/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 workhorse chassis. while driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes failed and became stuck. the contact was forced to downshift in order to decelerate and come to a complete stop. he took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced all the rear brakes, however, the failure recurred five weeks later. he returned to the dealer and they replaced the front brakes. the failure mileage was 10,200 and current mileage was 10,500. the consumer stated flooring was coming apart, ceiling is sagging, recliner is coming apart, crack in passenger side window, a/c sticks, shocks needed to be replaced, driver's seat leans to the right, and bedroom slide not coming out. updated 10/16/17 *tr
11/15/20035436111/15/2003
 When driving the vehicle bounces wildly and will not hold center position. as a result, the vehicle wonders all over the road. the dealer states that there was no problem. *ak the problem was partially corrected with the manufacturers installation of front shocks. there were problems with the front shocks, right rear seal, the rear shocks needed replacing and excessive bouncing. at 5436k miles, front shocks and a right front wheel seal was installed. *sc *jb
TIRES - VALVE
04/12/20052100207/21/2004
 Dt: valve stem on tannom wheels made it impossible to check tire pressure because the pressure air hose drops down in between the dual tires. the outside valve stem is facing inward therefore , the consumer couldn't see the valve. the motor home was taken to the dealer to get the tire pressure checked when getting ready to go on a trip. *nm
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
10/28/2010
 Workhorse custom chassis safety recall 51101-c, replacement of bosch service brake calipers. dealer intentionally failed to have calipers replaced prior to sale of vehicle. purchaser of vehicle complained to dealer that tires were bad and, after removing tires, that brake pads, calipers and rotors were also bad. dealer refused to remedy any of the complaints and neglected to inform purchaser of vehicle of the safety recall for nearly 2 weeks after sale.
VISIBILITY
07/05/2009174001
 I was driving my rv home from a trip with my grand-daughter and was traveling on a busy 2-lane highway. i was going approx. 50-55 mph and when i applied the brakes for slowing traffic, the privacy curtain (the curtain that covers the windshield at night when parked) pulled loose from the wall and slid forward in the track covering the driver's half of the windshield, blocking my vision. i held the steering wheel with one hand and made multiple attempts to pull the curtain back so that i could see where i was going. when i was able to see, i was across the highway center line into the oncoming lane. thankfully, there was no oncoming traffic at that moment. i held the curtain back with one hand and had to drive several miles before i found an appropriate place to pull over. on closer inspection, the curtain strap was held in place with only one screw into thin wall paneling. the screw was stripped and when it pulled loose from the wall the curtain retaining strap slid to the floor allowing the curtain to spring forward in the track. there was no anchor behind the wall to keep the curtain strap secured. *tr
VISIBILITY - GLASS, SIDE/REAR
06/14/200710200211/01/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 workhorse chassis. while driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes failed and became stuck. the contact was forced to downshift in order to decelerate and come to a complete stop. he took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced all the rear brakes, however, the failure recurred five weeks later. he returned to the dealer and they replaced the front brakes. the failure mileage was 10,200 and current mileage was 10,500. the consumer stated flooring was coming apart, ceiling is sagging, recliner is coming apart, crack in passenger side window, a/c sticks, shocks needed to be replaced, driver's seat leans to the right, and bedroom slide not coming out. updated 10/16/17 *tr
WHEELS
11/15/20035436111/15/2003
 When driving the vehicle bounces wildly and will not hold center position. as a result, the vehicle wonders all over the road. the dealer states that there was no problem. *ak the problem was partially corrected with the manufacturers installation of front shocks. there were problems with the front shocks, right rear seal, the rear shocks needed replacing and excessive bouncing. at 5436k miles, front shocks and a right front wheel seal was installed. *sc *jb

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