Bumper Mounted Spare Tire Carrier May Detach – 2021-2023 Winnebago Micro Minnie Travel Trailers

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April 14, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V270000

Bumper Mounted Spare Tire Carrier May Detach

A spare tire carrier that fails can detach from the vehicle and become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V270

Manufacturer Winnebago Towable

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 10,492

 

Summary

Winnebago Towable (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Micro Minnie travel trailers. The spare tire carrier may fail when loaded with a certain off-road style tire.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the spare tire carrier, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed June 2, 2023. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-574-825-5280 ext. 5220. Winnebago’s number for this recall is CAM0000029.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 


MICRO MINNIE SPARE TIRE CARRIER

Tools Needed: Torque wrench, Impact gun, 9/16” socket, 13/16” socket.

 

REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS:

Using the impact gun and 13/16” socket, remove nuts from spare tire and set tire aside. Remove the tire carrier bolts that attach it to the bumper with 9/16” socket and discard old parts.

Hold the new tire carrier into place and attach the U-bolts around the bumper and into the holes on the carrier.

Thread the U-bolt nuts onto the bolts enough to prevent the carrier from slipping but also so the carrier can still slide on the bumper.

Place spare tire onto the new carrier so that the upper lug goes through the hole and the lower one goes through the center of the rim.

Thread the tire nuts onto these bolts. Using the torque wrench, tighten the nuts to 80-90 ft-lbs.

Adjust carrier location as to not block taillights or license plate.

Once location is set, tighten the U-bolt nuts to 50 ft-lbs.

 

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Chronology :

In March, a VOQ inquiry from NHTSA stated a customer had experienced a failure on their bumper mounted spare tire carrier. An investigation was subsequently opened. Winnebago identified a total of 21 spare tire carrier mount issues, with 12 of those issue resulting in total detachment. The first known issue occurred in September, 2020. There are no known accidents or injuries related to this issue. After completing a data analysis and technical investigation, the Product Safety Committee met on 4/10/2023 to review the findings of the investigation and determined that a defect related to motor vehicle safety was present.

 


3 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
WINNEBAGO MICRO MINNIE 2021-2023

 


10 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V270-1514.PDF 213.692KB

 


Recall 573 Report – 4/21/2023

RCLRPT-23V270-8666.PDF 213.691KB

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V270-3856.pdf 688.763KB

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-23V270-3682.pdf 476.331KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-23V270-6750.pdf 190.027KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-23V270-0035.pdf 452.073KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2023-2

RCLQRT-23V270-9217.PDF 211.136KB

 


Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2023-3

RCLQRT-23V270-1300.PDF 211.378KB

 


Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2023-4

RCLQRT-23V270-3716.PDF 211.464KB

 


Recall Quarterly Report #4, 2024-1

RCLQRT-23V270-5944.PDF 211.573KB

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V270&docType=RCL

 


 

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