Rialta Rialta 2000



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Rialta Rialta 2000 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - FAN
04V107000WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.from 03/31/1998 to 06/05/2001V (Vehicle)256304/05/2004ODIWINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.03/04/200403/11/2004
Defect SummaryOn certain motorhomes built on volkswagen eurovan chassis, the engine cooling fans could fracture and break apart.
Consequence SummaryIf the fan fractures or breaks this could increase the risk of personal injury or damage to the vehicle.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the engine cooling fans using a cradle assembly. owner notification is expected to begin during march or april 2004. owners should contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987 or winnebago at 641-585-3535.
NotesVw recall no. wb.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
Rialta Rialta 2000 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
040204/15/200410007297Radiator fan damaged caused by improperly supporting the radiator assembly when repairs require the radiator to be pivoted forward. *tt2004-06-09
040102/06/200410006055Radiator fan damaged caused by improperly supporting the radiator assembly when repairs require the radiator to be tipped forward. *tt2004-04-13
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
7SB0010201A02/22/2002632447Subject regarding volkswagen eurovan chassis oil filter access improvement. *tt2002-07-16
Rialta Rialta 2000 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - FAN
EA03013WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.08/13/200303/11/2004ENGINE COOLING FAN BLADE FAILURE04V107000
 The subject vehicles are equipped with two electronic cooling fans located in the engine compartment immediately behind the engine radiator.the rialta motorhome is built on a vw eurovan incomplete chassis and shares the same engine and engine cooling fans as the eurovan.data indicates that the cooling fan blades fail predominately on rialta vehicles in model years (my) 1998 through 2000.these vehicles account for 77 percent of the warranty, field and consumer reports for all my 1996-2003 rialta vehicles.although the eurovan has the same cooling fans as the rialta, it accounts for only 17 percent of the total eurovan and rialta reports.in its february 11, 2004 defect report, vw stated, the affected winnebago rialta vehicles differ from volkswagen eurovan vehicles that use the same component due to a substantially increased duty cycle of the cooling fan and service methods that may affect the cooling fan.rialta vehicles are larger and approximately 1,700 pounds heavier than eurovan vehicles, and therefore the cooling fan can see increased duty cycles in severe operating conditions such as driving in high ambient temperatures or in steep mountainous areas.accordingly, vw will conduct a safety recall on the 1998-2000 rialta population to replace the cooling fans.the cooling fans in my 1996 and 1997 are a different design with a smaller fan motor and blade.in model year 2001 the engine size was increased from 140 hp to 204 hp in both vehicles.the larger engine reduces the duty cycle of the cooling fan in severe operating conditions.vw will also send to owners a warning label to affix to all rialta and eurovan vehicles.the label advises technicians to be careful not to apply force on the cooling fans while servicing these vehicles.vw will recall 2,563 my 1998-2000 rialta vehicles.odi is aware of a total of 138 warranty, field and consumer reports for these vehicles.the recall is identified by nhtsa number 04v-107.
Rialta Rialta 2000 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - FAN
06/01/20041
 Failure of cooling fan caused failure to radiator and engine.*mr the consumer received a recall notice in the mail regarding the fan issue. the consumer contacted the nearest dealer and was told they did not have a lift for the vehicle in case something would fall into the engine compartment, even though earlier the consumer was told a lift was not needed. the cooling fan was eventually replaced by another repair shop. *jb
07/12/20041
 Five months ago consumer received recall letter, from the manufacturer regarding the fan radiator. there was no dealership near to his home which could fix the recall. manufacturer found the nearest dealer about 150 miles away from consumer's home. *ak
07/07/2002206/17/2000
 The vehicles right fan blade broke causing a vibration in the cab. *mr on two different occasions the vehicles left and right fan blade broke which caused the vehicles cab/coach to vibrate. *cb *nlm
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
07/02/2002106/17/2000
 While driving, the consumer felt a little vibration, he pulled over to see what the problem was and discovered the right fan blades had broken from the electrical radiator. ph *cb *jb
STRUCTURE - BODY - DOOR
06/20/2000604/18/2000
 On six different occasions electrical door locks have failed to work which trapped occupants inside vehicle. has contacted dealer, dealer has replaced parts; but, problem continued to reoccur. *ak the cruise control malfunctions as the result of prior poor sevicing. *yh
TIRES - TREAD/BELT
06/17/2002
 Steel tex radial r4s lt225/75r16 m/s vd1l1xd 119 right front tire blew out again on june 17, 2002 the tread seperated from the right rear inside dual damaging the under side of the motor home and the exhaust system
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
06/20/2000604/18/2000
 On six different occasions electrical door locks have failed to work which trapped occupants inside vehicle. has contacted dealer, dealer has replaced parts; but, problem continued to reoccur. *ak the cruise control malfunctions as the result of prior poor sevicing. *yh
Car dealers selling Rialta Rialta 2000
StateCityZipNamePhone
MDANNAPOLIS21401RECREATIONAL WORLD
MDANNAPOLIS21401RECREATION WORLD