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RIALTA RIALTA Vehicle Safety Recalls

1995 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 98V081000 Date: 19-Apr-1998

Build Dates: 19-May-1994 through 19-Jan-1998

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 2830

Component affected: TIRES

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH CONTINENTAL GENERAL TIRES. CERTAIN TIRES, WHEN INSTALLED ON THESE MOTOR HOMES, CAN EXPERIENCE PREMATURE TIRE DETERIORATION.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE TIRE TO DEFLATE AND PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE CAN RESULT.

Corrective Action: DEALERS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONTINENTAL GENERAL TIRE, WILL REMOVE AND REPLACE THESE TIRES WITH NEW TIRES AND NEW VALVE STEMS. THE FRONT TIRES AND SPARE TIRE WILL BE THE SAME SIZE AS THE EXISTING TIRES. THE REAR TIRES WILL BE SIZE 215/70R15C AND HAVE A HIGHER LOAD RATING.



1996 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 96V191000 Date: 19-Oct-1996

Build Dates: 19-Jan-1996 through 19-Mar-1996

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 84

Component affected: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Defect Summary: THE SEAT BELT "D" RING SUPPORT BRACKET FOR THE TWO COMPANION SEATS (SEATS BEHIND THE DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER SEATS) WAS INCORRECTLY INSTALLED.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: IN ITS PRESENT LOCATION, THE SUPPORT BRACKET IS NOT ATTACHED TO A STRUCTURAL MEMBER AND CAN SEPARATE FROM ITS MOUNTING DURING AN ACCIDENT INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REMOVE AND REPLACE THE SEAT BELT "D" RING SUPPORT BRACKET IN THE CORRECT LOCATION.



1996 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 98V081000 Date: 19-Apr-1998

Build Dates: 19-May-1994 through 19-Jan-1998

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 2830

Component affected: TIRES

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH CONTINENTAL GENERAL TIRES. CERTAIN TIRES, WHEN INSTALLED ON THESE MOTOR HOMES, CAN EXPERIENCE PREMATURE TIRE DETERIORATION.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE TIRE TO DEFLATE AND PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE CAN RESULT.

Corrective Action: DEALERS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONTINENTAL GENERAL TIRE, WILL REMOVE AND REPLACE THESE TIRES WITH NEW TIRES AND NEW VALVE STEMS. THE FRONT TIRES AND SPARE TIRE WILL BE THE SAME SIZE AS THE EXISTING TIRES. THE REAR TIRES WILL BE SIZE 215/70R15C AND HAVE A HIGHER LOAD RATING.



1997 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 96V258000 Date: 19-Dec-1996

Build Dates: 19-Nov-1996 through 19-Nov-1996

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 41

Component affected: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

Defect Summary: THE TAIL LIGHT USED ON THESE VEHICLES WAS NOT CERTIFIED FOR THE UNITED STATES.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THE PHOTOMETRICS OF THE EUROPEAN TAIL LIGHT USED ON THESE VEHICLES MAY NOT BE THE SAME AS ON THE UNITED STATES VERSION RESULTING IN A DIFFERENCE IN LIGHTING ABILITY.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE CORRECT TAIL LIGHT ASSEMBLY.



1997 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 97V061000 Date: 19-Apr-1997

Build Dates: 19-Aug-1996 through 19-Jan-1997

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 110

Component affected: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Defect Summary: A SPACER WAS OMITTED AT THE LOWER SEAT BELT ANCHOR POINT OF THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER SEAT.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THE MISSING SPACER CAN CAUSE THE SEAT BELT ANCHOR SYSTEM TO FAIL IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE SEAT BELT ANCHOR SPACER.



1997 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 98V081000 Date: 19-Apr-1998

Build Dates: 19-May-1994 through 19-Jan-1998

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 2830

Component affected: TIRES

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH CONTINENTAL GENERAL TIRES. CERTAIN TIRES, WHEN INSTALLED ON THESE MOTOR HOMES, CAN EXPERIENCE PREMATURE TIRE DETERIORATION.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE TIRE TO DEFLATE AND PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE CAN RESULT.

Corrective Action: DEALERS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONTINENTAL GENERAL TIRE, WILL REMOVE AND REPLACE THESE TIRES WITH NEW TIRES AND NEW VALVE STEMS. THE FRONT TIRES AND SPARE TIRE WILL BE THE SAME SIZE AS THE EXISTING TIRES. THE REAR TIRES WILL BE SIZE 215/70R15C AND HAVE A HIGHER LOAD RATING.



1998 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 04V107000 Date: 20-Mar-2004

Build Dates: 19-Mar-1998 through 20-Jun-2001

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 2563

Component affected: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTORHOMES BUILT ON VOLKSWAGEN EUROVAN CHASSIS, THE ENGINE COOLING FANS COULD FRACTURE AND BREAK APART.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: IF THE FAN FRACTURES OR BREAKS THIS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS 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.



1998 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 98V081000 Date: 19-Apr-1998

Build Dates: 19-May-1994 through 19-Jan-1998

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 2830

Component affected: TIRES

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH CONTINENTAL GENERAL TIRES. CERTAIN TIRES, WHEN INSTALLED ON THESE MOTOR HOMES, CAN EXPERIENCE PREMATURE TIRE DETERIORATION.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE TIRE TO DEFLATE AND PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE CAN RESULT.

Corrective Action: DEALERS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONTINENTAL GENERAL TIRE, WILL REMOVE AND REPLACE THESE TIRES WITH NEW TIRES AND NEW VALVE STEMS. THE FRONT TIRES AND SPARE TIRE WILL BE THE SAME SIZE AS THE EXISTING TIRES. THE REAR TIRES WILL BE SIZE 215/70R15C AND HAVE A HIGHER LOAD RATING.



1999 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 04V107000 Date: 20-Mar-2004

Build Dates: 19-Mar-1998 through 20-Jun-2001

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 2563

Component affected: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTORHOMES BUILT ON VOLKSWAGEN EUROVAN CHASSIS, THE ENGINE COOLING FANS COULD FRACTURE AND BREAK APART.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: IF THE FAN FRACTURES OR BREAKS THIS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS 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.



2000 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 04V107000 Date: 20-Mar-2004

Build Dates: 19-Mar-1998 through 20-Jun-2001

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 2563

Component affected: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTORHOMES BUILT ON VOLKSWAGEN EUROVAN CHASSIS, THE ENGINE COOLING FANS COULD FRACTURE AND BREAK APART.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: IF THE FAN FRACTURES OR BREAKS THIS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS 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.



2001 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V405000 Date: 20-Oct-2003

Build Dates: 20-May-2000 through 20-Oct-2003

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 15337

Component affected: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH SAMSUNG MICROWAVE OVENS, THESE UNITS WERE PRODUCED WITH A DEFECTIVE PANEL. AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CAN OCCUR BETWEEN CIRCUIT PATTERNS ON THE MEMBRANE PANEL, ESPECIALLY OVERLAPPED BY A "JUMPER" OR JUMP WIRE. THIS MAY CAUSE THE OVEN TO ACTIVATE WITHOUT PRESSING ANY KEY PADS.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CAN OCCUR CAUSING THE OVEN TO ACTIVATE WITHOUT PRESSING ANY KEY PADS. THIS COULD RESULT IN EXCESSIVE HEAT, SMOKE, OR POSSIBLY A FIRE.

Corrective Action: SAMSUNG WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND REPAIR THE PANEL FREE OF CHARGE. IN THE MEANTIME, CONSUMERS SHOULD UNPLUG THEIR MICROWAVE, IF POSSIBLE. IF THE CONSUMER IS UNABLE TO UNPLUG THE MICROWAVE, THEY SHOULD LEAVE THE DOOR AJAR UNTIL THE PANEL IS REPLACED. CONSUMERS SHOULD NEVER USE THE MICROWAVE OVEN FOR STORAGE OR LEAVE ANY TOWELS, PAPER, CLOTH OR OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE MICROWAVE AFTER USE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAMSUNG AT 800-932-3837 OR WINNEBAGO AT 641-585-3535.



2002 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 01V298000 Date: 20-Oct-2001

Build Dates: 20-Feb-2001 through 20-Jun-2001

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 396

Component affected: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTOR HOMES (MODELS 222FD, 222QD, AND 222HD). THE WHEEL COVER CAN ROTATE WHILE MOUNTED ON THE WHEEL.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: IF THE COVER ROTATES TO THE VALVE STEM, A CONDITION EXISTS THAT COULD SHEAR THE VALVE STEM OFF, LEADING TO A RAPID DEFLATION OF THE TIRE. THIS RAPID TIRE AIR LOSS COULD CAUSE THE DRIVER TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RUBBER VALVE STEMS AND WHEEL COVERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 18, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT WINNEBAGO AT 1-641-585-6939.



2002 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 02V153000 Date: 20-Jun-2002

Build Dates: 20-Jan-2002 through 20-Mar-2002

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 229

Component affected: TRAILER HITCHES

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES, AN IMPROPERLY MOUNTED TRAILER HITCH MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ON THESE MOTOR HOMES. THE TRAILER HITCH MAY NOT HAVE ALL THE REQUIRED FASTENERS ATTACHED TO THE MOTOR HOME.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: IF THE HITCH IS UTILIZED, IT COULD STRESS THE EXISTING FASTENERS. A CONDITION COULD EXIST THAT WOULD SHEAR OR LOOSEN THE REMAINING FASTENER CAUSING THE HITCH TO SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE, RESULTING IN BODILY INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TRAILER HITCH, AND IF NECESSARY, ADD OR REPLACE THE MOUNTING HARDWARE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 21, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT WINNEBAGO AT 1-641-585-6939.



2002 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V405000 Date: 20-Oct-2003

Build Dates: 20-May-2000 through 20-Oct-2003

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 15337

Component affected: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH SAMSUNG MICROWAVE OVENS, THESE UNITS WERE PRODUCED WITH A DEFECTIVE PANEL. AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CAN OCCUR BETWEEN CIRCUIT PATTERNS ON THE MEMBRANE PANEL, ESPECIALLY OVERLAPPED BY A "JUMPER" OR JUMP WIRE. THIS MAY CAUSE THE OVEN TO ACTIVATE WITHOUT PRESSING ANY KEY PADS.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CAN OCCUR CAUSING THE OVEN TO ACTIVATE WITHOUT PRESSING ANY KEY PADS. THIS COULD RESULT IN EXCESSIVE HEAT, SMOKE, OR POSSIBLY A FIRE.

Corrective Action: SAMSUNG WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND REPAIR THE PANEL FREE OF CHARGE. IN THE MEANTIME, CONSUMERS SHOULD UNPLUG THEIR MICROWAVE, IF POSSIBLE. IF THE CONSUMER IS UNABLE TO UNPLUG THE MICROWAVE, THEY SHOULD LEAVE THE DOOR AJAR UNTIL THE PANEL IS REPLACED. CONSUMERS SHOULD NEVER USE THE MICROWAVE OVEN FOR STORAGE OR LEAVE ANY TOWELS, PAPER, CLOTH OR OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE MICROWAVE AFTER USE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAMSUNG AT 800-932-3837 OR WINNEBAGO AT 641-585-3535.



2003 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V405000 Date: 20-Oct-2003

Build Dates: 20-May-2000 through 20-Oct-2003

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 15337

Component affected: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH SAMSUNG MICROWAVE OVENS, THESE UNITS WERE PRODUCED WITH A DEFECTIVE PANEL. AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CAN OCCUR BETWEEN CIRCUIT PATTERNS ON THE MEMBRANE PANEL, ESPECIALLY OVERLAPPED BY A "JUMPER" OR JUMP WIRE. THIS MAY CAUSE THE OVEN TO ACTIVATE WITHOUT PRESSING ANY KEY PADS.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CAN OCCUR CAUSING THE OVEN TO ACTIVATE WITHOUT PRESSING ANY KEY PADS. THIS COULD RESULT IN EXCESSIVE HEAT, SMOKE, OR POSSIBLY A FIRE.

Corrective Action: SAMSUNG WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND REPAIR THE PANEL FREE OF CHARGE. IN THE MEANTIME, CONSUMERS SHOULD UNPLUG THEIR MICROWAVE, IF POSSIBLE. IF THE CONSUMER IS UNABLE TO UNPLUG THE MICROWAVE, THEY SHOULD LEAVE THE DOOR AJAR UNTIL THE PANEL IS REPLACED. CONSUMERS SHOULD NEVER USE THE MICROWAVE OVEN FOR STORAGE OR LEAVE ANY TOWELS, PAPER, CLOTH OR OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE MICROWAVE AFTER USE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAMSUNG AT 800-932-3837 OR WINNEBAGO AT 641-585-3535.



2003 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 04V358000 Date: 20-Jul-2004

Build Dates: 20-Aug-2002 through 20-Aug-2003

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 5645

Component affected: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH SAMSUNG MICROWAVE OVENS, MODELS MR1031WB, MR1032BB, MR1033SB, MR1351WB, AND MR1352BB, THE MICROWAVES WERE PRODUCED WITH A DEFECTIVE PANEL. AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CAN OCCUR BETWEEN CIRCUIT PATTERNS ON THE MEMBRANE PANEL, ESPECIALLY OVERLAPPED BY A -˘JUMPER-÷ OR JUMP WIRE. THIS MAY CAUSE THE OVEN TO ACTIVATE WITHOUT PRESSING ANY KEY PADS.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CAN OCCUR CAUSING THE OVEN TO ACTIVATE WITHOUT PRESSING ANY KEY PADS. THIS COULD RESULT IN EXCESSIVE HEAT, SMOKE, OR POSSIBLY A FIRE.

Corrective Action: SAMSUNG WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND REPAIR THE PANEL FREE OF CHARGE. IN THE MEANTIME, CONSUMERS SHOULD UNPLUG THEIR MICROWAVE, IF POSSIBLE. IF THE CONSUMER IS UNABLE TO UNPLUG THE MICROWAVE, THEY SHOULD LEAVE THE DOOR AJAR UNTIL THE PANEL IS REPLACED. CONSUMERS SHOULD NEVER USE THE MICROWAVE OVEN FOR STORAGE OR LEAVE ANY TOWELS, PAPER, CLOTH OR OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE MICROWAVE AFTER USE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAMSUNG AT 1-800-932-3837 OR WINNEBAGO AT 1-641-585-3535.



2004 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V405000 Date: 20-Oct-2003

Build Dates: 20-May-2000 through 20-Oct-2003

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 15337

Component affected: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH SAMSUNG MICROWAVE OVENS, THESE UNITS WERE PRODUCED WITH A DEFECTIVE PANEL. AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CAN OCCUR BETWEEN CIRCUIT PATTERNS ON THE MEMBRANE PANEL, ESPECIALLY OVERLAPPED BY A "JUMPER" OR JUMP WIRE. THIS MAY CAUSE THE OVEN TO ACTIVATE WITHOUT PRESSING ANY KEY PADS.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CAN OCCUR CAUSING THE OVEN TO ACTIVATE WITHOUT PRESSING ANY KEY PADS. THIS COULD RESULT IN EXCESSIVE HEAT, SMOKE, OR POSSIBLY A FIRE.

Corrective Action: SAMSUNG WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND REPAIR THE PANEL FREE OF CHARGE. IN THE MEANTIME, CONSUMERS SHOULD UNPLUG THEIR MICROWAVE, IF POSSIBLE. IF THE CONSUMER IS UNABLE TO UNPLUG THE MICROWAVE, THEY SHOULD LEAVE THE DOOR AJAR UNTIL THE PANEL IS REPLACED. CONSUMERS SHOULD NEVER USE THE MICROWAVE OVEN FOR STORAGE OR LEAVE ANY TOWELS, PAPER, CLOTH OR OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE MICROWAVE AFTER USE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAMSUNG AT 800-932-3837 OR WINNEBAGO AT 641-585-3535.



2004 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 04V358000 Date: 20-Jul-2004

Build Dates: 20-Aug-2002 through 20-Aug-2003

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 5645

Component affected: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH SAMSUNG MICROWAVE OVENS, MODELS MR1031WB, MR1032BB, MR1033SB, MR1351WB, AND MR1352BB, THE MICROWAVES WERE PRODUCED WITH A DEFECTIVE PANEL. AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CAN OCCUR BETWEEN CIRCUIT PATTERNS ON THE MEMBRANE PANEL, ESPECIALLY OVERLAPPED BY A -˘JUMPER-÷ OR JUMP WIRE. THIS MAY CAUSE THE OVEN TO ACTIVATE WITHOUT PRESSING ANY KEY PADS.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CAN OCCUR CAUSING THE OVEN TO ACTIVATE WITHOUT PRESSING ANY KEY PADS. THIS COULD RESULT IN EXCESSIVE HEAT, SMOKE, OR POSSIBLY A FIRE.

Corrective Action: SAMSUNG WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND REPAIR THE PANEL FREE OF CHARGE. IN THE MEANTIME, CONSUMERS SHOULD UNPLUG THEIR MICROWAVE, IF POSSIBLE. IF THE CONSUMER IS UNABLE TO UNPLUG THE MICROWAVE, THEY SHOULD LEAVE THE DOOR AJAR UNTIL THE PANEL IS REPLACED. CONSUMERS SHOULD NEVER USE THE MICROWAVE OVEN FOR STORAGE OR LEAVE ANY TOWELS, PAPER, CLOTH OR OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE MICROWAVE AFTER USE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAMSUNG AT 1-800-932-3837 OR WINNEBAGO AT 1-641-585-3535.



2004 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 04V608000 Date: 20-Dec-2004

Build Dates: 20-Sep-2003 through 20-Apr-2004

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 6201

Component affected: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Defect Summary: CERTAIN 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.-÷

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE MAY UNLATCH IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action: DEALERS 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.



2005 RIALTA RIALTA
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 04V608000 Date: 20-Dec-2004

Build Dates: 20-Sep-2003 through 20-Apr-2004

Manufacturer Filing Report: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 6201

Component affected: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Defect Summary: CERTAIN 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.-÷

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE MAY UNLATCH IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action: DEALERS 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.





* NHTSA is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: NHTSA.gov

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