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WINNEBAGO BRAVE - 2002 WINNEBAGO BRAVE Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 15 complaints filed for the 2002 WINNEBAGO BRAVE

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2002 WINNEBAGO BRAVE. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2002 WINNEBAGO BRAVE, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/6/2014 - YOUNGSVILLE, NC
PARKING BRAKE ON VEHICLE LOCKS UP WHEN VEHICLE IS STOPPED AND WILL NOT RELEASE. VEHICLE CANNOT BE MOVED. PARKING BRAKE ALSO TRIES TO ENGAGE WHILE TRAVELING DOWN THE HIGHWAY. THIS HAS OCCURRED SIX TIMES SINCE 2011. EACH TIME THE PARKING BRAKE PRESSURE SENSOR IS REPLACED AND ONE TIME THE PARKING BRAKE SHOES WERE REPLACED AS WELL. THERE IS ALSO A LEAK IN THE ACTUATOR. WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIX THIS WITHOUT THE PROBLEM OCCURRING AGAIN AND AGAIN.

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SERVICE BRAKES

4/6/2014 - YOUNGSVILLE, NC
PARKING BRAKE ON VEHICLE LOCKS UP WHEN VEHICLE IS STOPPED AND WILL NOT RELEASE. VEHICLE CANNOT BE MOVED. PARKING BRAKE ALSO TRIES TO ENGAGE WHILE TRAVELING DOWN THE HIGHWAY. THIS HAS OCCURRED SIX TIMES SINCE 2011. EACH TIME THE PARKING BRAKE PRESSURE SENSOR IS REPLACED AND ONE TIME THE PARKING BRAKE SHOES WERE REPLACED AS WELL. THERE IS ALSO A LEAK IN THE ACTUATOR. WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIX THIS WITHOUT THE PROBLEM OCCURRING AGAIN AND AGAIN.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC: SWITCHES: BRAKE WARNING

10/8/2010 - MOORE HAVEN, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 WINNEBAGO BRAVE MOTOR HOME. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 10 MPH AND APPROACHING A STOP. AS THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED, THE PEDAL ABNORMALLY WENT INTO THE FLOORBOARD AND THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESPOND. THE CONTACT APPLIED STEADY, CONSTANT PRESSURE TO THE PEDAL BEFORE THE VEHICLE WOULD COME TO A STOP. THE CONTACT MOVED THE VEHICLE OFF THE ROADWAY AND UPON FURTHER INSPECTION, FOUND THAT THE BRAKE FLUID WAS BOILING. HE THEN DISCOVERED THAT THE BRAKES WERE LOCKED AND THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO MANUALLY RELEASE THEM. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE THE FRONT AND REAR BRAKES WERE REPAIRED. THE FAILURE RECURRED AND THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER WHERE THE FRONT AND REAR BRAKE CALIPERS WERE REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 03V060000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE WARNING).THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ROTORS AND PADS WERE NOT REPLACED YET THE RECALL ONLY CALLED FOR DEALERS TO REPLACE THE CALIPERS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT BECAUSE THE ROTORS AND CALIPERS WERE NOT REPLACED, THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED OTHER BRAKING FAILURES. THE DEALER ADVISED THAT THE ROTORS AND PADS COULD BE REPLACED BUT AT THE CONTACTS EXPENSE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT FURTHER REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 52,000.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2/1/2010 - MOORE HAVEN, FL
THIS CONCERNS SAFETY RECALL 50901-C ON WORKHORSE CUSTOM CHASSIS WITH BOSCH BRAKES. THIS IS THE SECOND RECALL FOR PROBLEMS WITH THE BOSCH BRAKES WHICH WAS NOT CORRECTED THE FIRST TIME. THE BRAKE CALIPERS AND PADS AND ROTORS WERE REPLACED AT 40000 MILES. THIS TIME I EXPERIENCED BRAKE LOSS IN OCTOBER OF 2009 SO I CALLED THE WORKHORSE NUMBER TODAY TO GET AND IDEA OF WHEN THE BRAKES WOULD BE REPLACED (AGAIN) AND A YOUNG LADY PROCEEDED TO LECTURE ME ON WHAT THEY WERE NOT GOING TO DO AND ALL THE DISCLAIMERS. WE ARE PREPARING TO TRAVEL IN APRIL 2010 FOR THE SUMMER. HOW MANY TIMES DO THEY GET A CHANCE TO GET IT RIGHT AND PLACE ALL THE BURDEN ON THE CONSUMER?

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VISIBILITY

8/11/2008 - SCHAUMBERG, IL
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2002 WINNEBAGO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE INSULATED GLASS IN THE DRIVER'S AREA FOGS UP AND PREVENTS HIM FROM VIEWING THE REAR VIEW MIRROR CLEARLY AT NIGHT. THE GLARE FROM THE LIGHTS OF OTHER VEHICLES PREVENT HIM FROM SEEING OUT OF THE WINDOW. THE FAILURE WAS NOTICED WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH. HE HAS REPLACED THE WINDOWS AT LEAST THREE TIMES, BUT THE FAILURE PERSISTS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 20,000.UPDATED 09/10/08. UPDATED 09/11/08

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EQUIPMENT: RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

8/30/2007 - NASHUA, IA
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2002 WINNEBAGO BRAVE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NHTSA RECALL NOTICE NUMBER 03E044000 (EQUIPMENT: RECREATIONAL VEHICLE) FOR HIS SAMSUNG MICROWAVE (MR 6699GB, SERIAL NUMBER 71MR500345V). THE RECALL REPAIR WAS PERFORMED, BUT THE MICROWAVE FAILED AGAIN SEVEN MONTHS LATER. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THEY WERE ONLY REQUIRED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE ONCE. THE PURCHASE DATE WAS UNKNOWN. UPDATED 09/18/07

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EQUIPMENT: RECREATIONAL VEHICLE: LPG LINES AND FITTINGS

6/25/2007 - STILLWATER, MN
THE 2002 WINNWBAG BRAVE MODEL 34D EXPERIENCED A FAILURE OF THE FRONT ATTACHMENT BRACKET TO THE LIQUID PROPANE TANK. THE APPROXIMATELY 1/4 THICK BY 10"HIGH BRACKET CRACKED COMPLETELY AND LEFT THE TANK SUSPENDED BY ONLY TWO BOLTS AT THE REAR THAT APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN INTENDED TO STABILIZE THE TANK ,BUT NOT SUPPORT THE WEIGHT AS THEY WERE ATTACHED TO ONLY TWO SMALL TABS. THIS PROBLEM WAS DISCOVERED DURING MAINTENANCE TO REPLACE TWO OF THE FAILED STABILIZER HYDRAULIC JACKS. IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR THIS WORK BEING DONE I WAS CERTAIN ONE OF THE REMAINING SUPPORTS WOULD HAVE BROKEN WHILE TRAVELING AND WE WOULD HAVE BEEN DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WITH A PRESSURIZED TANK DRAGGING ON THE PAVEMENT. THE THOUGHT OF HAVING THIS HAPPEN AND THE DANGER TO ALL AROUND WAS FRIGHTENING. A CALL TO WINNEBAGO FACTORY SERVICE, WHICH HAD A RESPONSE OF THIS WAS NOT ANYTHING WE WERE AWARE OFF, HAVEN'T HEARD OF IT BEFORE. I STATED I COULD EMAIL PHOTOS FOR THEIR USE, BUT THEY WERE NOT INTERESTED. THIS WAS A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM, AND OWNERS OF THESE MOTOR HOMES SHOULD BE ADVISED TO HAVE THIS CHECKED AND REPAIRED IMMEDIATELY.

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EQUIPMENT: RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

5/4/2006 - NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
2002 WINNEBAGO BRAVE MICROWAVE HAS TO BE REMOVED TO PERFORM SAFETY RECALL AT OWNERS EXPENSE. THE TECHNICIAN INFORMED THE CONSUMER IT WAS THE WAY THE MICROWAVE WAS INSTALLED.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION: SWITCH

10/12/2005 - MARYSVILLE, WA
DT: THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 WINNEBAGO BRAVE THAT IS ON A WORK HORSE CHASSIS. AFTER DRIVING THE VEHICLE APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS HE STOPPED AT A REST AREA ABOUT 110 MILES FROM HIS HOME. WHEN HE TRIED TO RESTART THE VEHICLE IT WOULD NOT START AND NOTHING WOULD OPERATE. THERE WAS NO POWER GOING THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH TO START THE ENGINE. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATOR SOUNDS NOR WAS THERE POWER TO THE DASHBOARD INSTRUMENTS. AFTER FURTHER EVALUATION A MECHANIC DETERMINED THAT THE IGNITION SWITCH AND THE CONNECTORS TO THE SWITCH HAD MELTED. UPON TRYING TO LOCATE AN IGNITION SWITCH THE MECHANIC CONTACTED THE DEALER. THE SERVICE DEALER STATED THAT THERE WAS A KIT AVAILABLE TO REMEDY THIS PROBLEM. THE CONTACT HAS TRIED TO CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER, BUT NO ONE HAS RETURNED HIS CALLS.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

8/23/2005 - MOKENA, IL
I HAVE A 2002 WINNEBAGO BRAVE MODEL 34D MOTORHOME AND EXPERIENCED A PROBLEM WITH THE MOUNTING OF THE PROPANE TANK. WHILE ON A TRIP I WENT TO SHUT OFF THE PROPANE TANK VALVE AND DISCOVERED THAT THE TANK WAS MOVING. UPON INVESTIGATION I DISCOVERED THAT THE MOUNTING PLATE THAT THE TANK IS BOLTED TO HAD COMPLETELY FRACTURED AND THE TANK WAS BEING HELD UP BY THE REAR ONLY. THIS IS A 28 GALLON PROPANE TANK THAT IS USED FOR COOKING, HEATING AND HOT WATER AND IS MOUNTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MOTORHOME. THE RESULTS OF THIS TANK RIPPING OFF WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AT 60 MPH IS FRIGHTING TO SAY THE LEAST. I DID SOME RESEARCH ON R.V. SITE AND DISCOVERED THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE HAD SIMILAR PROBLEMS. A WELDING SHOP PATCHED IT UP BUT I THINK THAT WINNEBAGO NEEDS TO ADDRESS A PERMAINENT FIX FOR ALL OWNERS.

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