ULTIMATE FREEDOM 2003: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Make : ULTIMATE Model : FREEDOM Year : 2003
Build Dates : 2002-04-02 - 2003-03-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V099000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2003-03-17 Date Added to Database: 2003-04-03
Manufacturers Involved: Winnebago Industries, Inc
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 81
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN MOTORHOMES EQUIPPED WITH INTERNATIONAL THERMAL RESEARCH "ITR"HURRICANE HOT WATER HEATERS, THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL BOARD MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT SAFETY FEATURES IN SOME OF THE SYSTEMS PROTECTING AGAINST OVERHEATING AND POTENTIAL FIRE SITUATION.
Consequence:
      IF THE SAFETY FEATURES DO NOT SHUT DOWN PROPERLY, THE HEATING SYSTEM CAN CONTINUE HEATING, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
      THE DEFECTIVE ELECTRONIC CONTROL BOARD WILL BE REPLACED. IN THE MEANTIME, CUSTOMERS SHOULD TURN THE SYSTEM OFF USING THE MASTER ON/OFF SWITCH LOCATED ON THE SIDE OF THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL BOX WHICH IS ADJACENT TO THE HEATER. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR MOTORHOMES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT ITR AT 1-800-755-1272 OR AT WINNEBAGO AT 1-641-585-3535.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.