Winnebago Industries is recalling 56 model year 2014 Winnebago Tour, and Itasca Ellipse vehicles manufactured May 23, 2013, to August 9, 2013 and built on a Freightliner chassis.
On recreational vehicles built with a heavier, adjustable foot pedal, the brake activation signal to certain towed devices may not deactivate when the service brakes are released.
If the brake activation signal to a towed device remains active when the motorhome chassis service brakes are released, the brakes on a towed device may remain engaged depending on brake configuration of the trailer. As a result, the brakes would drag and possibly overheat potentially resulting in a fire. Additionally, following drivers may be confused by the motorhome's actions, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) will notify owners, and dealers will modify the affected brake assemblies, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners may contact Daimler Truck North America, LLC., customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA's Recall number for this recall campaign is FL-704. Owners may also contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-3535.