Itasca Navion 2006



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Itasca Navion 2006 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
EQUIPMENT - RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
07V163000WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.from 02/04/2005 to 02/28/2006V (Vehicle)158206/15/2007ODIWINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.04/10/200704/18/2007
Defect SummaryOn certain motor homes, the exterior slideout storage drawer can inadvertently slide out during normal highway operation.
Consequence SummaryThis could impact nearby persons or objects resulting in personal injury and/;or vehicle and property damage.
Corrective SummaryDealers will install a secondary catch on these motor homes. the recall began on june 15, 2007. owners may contact winnebago at 1-614-585-3535.
NotesWinnebago recall no. 105.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
SEAT BELTS
10V470000WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC. V (Vehicle)MFRWINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.10/05/201010/12/2010571210
Defect SummaryWinnebago is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2011 winnebago view and itasca navion motor homes because the dinette area seat belt restraints on those vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 210, seat belt assembly anchorages. in a collision, the generated crash forces can cause the restraint's attachment to tear and allow the anchor to separate from the body of the vehicle.
Consequence SummaryIf the restraint separates from the vehicle during a crash, the belt will not properly restrain the seat occupant, increasing the risk of injury or death to the occupant.
Corrective SummaryWinnebago has not yet provided a remedy and an owner notification schedule for this campaign. owners may contact winnebago at 1-800-537-1885.
NotesWinnebago safety recall no. 118.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 http://www.safercar.gov .
STRUCTURE - BODY
05V573000WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.from 11/14/2005 to 12/08/2005V (Vehicle)19312/23/2005MFRWINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.12/28/200512/30/2005
Defect SummaryOn certain motor homes equipped with kwikee brand electric steps, the steps may have been manufactured with defective step control units.
Consequence SummaryThe defective control units could develop an electrical short allowing for the potential of the plastic case to ignite, possibly resulting in personal injury and/or vehicle and property damage.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the kwikee step and replace the step control unit, if necessary, free of charge. the recall began on december 23, 2005. owners may contact winnebago at 1-800-537-1885.
NotesWinnebago recall no. 100. 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 http://www.safercar.gov.
SUSPENSION - REAR - SPRINGS - AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM - SPRINGS/BAGS
05V265000WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.from 03/14/2004 to 05/09/2005V (Vehicle)8906/17/2005MFRWINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.06/06/200506/09/2005
Defect SummaryOn certain motor homes equipped with optional rear suspension air bags, the upper mount can move and contact the tire.
Consequence SummaryThis could damage the tire and cause vehicle instability which could result in a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will install a rear suspension air bag upper mount reinforcement kit. the recall began on june 17, 2005. owners may contact winnebago at 1-641-585-6939.
NotesWinnebago recall no. 95.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 http://www.safercar.gov.
Itasca Navion 2006 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
PE06058WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.12/14/200604/18/2007CARGO DOOR EXTENDING DURING TRAVEL07V163000
 Winnebago has filed defect report 07v-163 which outlines winnebago's intention to install secondary latches on the affected cargo doors of the affected vehicles.odi believes that the proposed secondary latch will provide a more reliable latching system (1) for owners who may inadvertently fail to secure the primary latch and/or (2) as a redundant retention means for situations in which a cargo door becomes misaligned, distorted, and/or damaged in a way that compromises the integrity of the primary latch system.
TRAILER HITCHES
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.
Itasca Navion 2006 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
10/01/200731853307/28/2005
 This was the third turbo failure since our purchase of this rv vehicle: 2006 itasca navion, with the dodge/mercedes benz sprinter. the first failure was in sept. , '05, about 1 1/2 months after our purchase. the second was in august, '06. each time, it lost power suddenly, while we were on a major highway, decreasing our speed immediately to approximately 30-35 mph if on a downhill or straight road. it had no power to climb even a slight incline. each time, the resonator had to be replaced. we have met other owners of the same type of vehicle who have had similar experiences. all have been told by mechanics that this motor was a poor design; that we could purchase and carry a spare resonator with us for future failures. this is not acceptable and will certainly not keep us safe on the roads. *tr
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - OTHER FUEL TYPES - TURBO-CHARGER
09/01/20076858201/14/2006
 Cracked turbo resonator tube results in loss of power. vehicle goes into limp home mode resulting in vehicle slow down and speed below posted minimums, particularly on uphill expressway grades. *tr
05/31/20061745101/14/2006
 Cracked turbo resonator tube results in loss of power. vehicle goes into limp home mode resulting in vehicle slow down and speed below posted minimum on uphill expressway grades. *tr
07/10/20074500105/11/2007
 The turbo resonator/manifold of my itasca navion motorhome failed causing immediate loss of power and inability to shift the transmission. this failure is caused by a crack in the plastic resonator part. when thefailure occurs (randomly) the immediate loss of power may place the moving vehicle in danger of being rear ended or head on collision if in the act pf passing another vehicle. there are many cases of this failure reported on the internet at topix and dodge forum. i am unable to get any support or help from the vehicle manufacturer (winnebago itasca) or from dodge customer service. the failure is epidemic and becoming a hazard unless a fix is designed to retrofit this failing part. please advise as to what actions i can take as a consumer and what actions if any that the nhtsa can take. thankyou *tr
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
09/30/200615000107/05/2005
 Dodge sprinter it is a winnebago navion (motor home) the turbo resonator failed and i was on the interstate and i lost a lot of power on a hill it was very dangerous to drive because of loss of power. *nm
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
05/28/200329002
 The 100lb outside storage container located om the passenger side of my itasca navion, h model has slid out to the open position twice while driving. this is a safety issue that requires a fix before someone is seriously injured. *jb
03/30/20061647110/21/2005
 2006 itasca navion undercarriage storage bin latch did not hold while driving. bin slid open and hit tree, shearing off the storage bin and lower side panels. *nm
10/28/20053000110/03/2005
 There is no visual indication whether the exterior cooler storage area is latched or unlatched. if unlatched, storage area can extend while driving, endangering pedestrians, bicyclists, or causing property damage. *nm
Car dealers selling Itasca Navion 2006
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FLSEFNERLAZY DAYS RV SUPERCENTER8132464555
FLTAMPALAZY DAYS
IAFOREST CITY50436LICHTSINN MOTORS INC
MAWEST BOYLSTON01583FLAGG RV5088353190
MIBIRCH RUN48415GENERAL RV CENTER9896247000
WASEQUIM98382OLYMPIC RV360-681-2331