CAM0000031 – Murphy Bed May Close Unintentionally – 2017-2018 Winnebago Micro Minnie Travel Trailers

November 6, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V745000

Murphy Bed May Close Unintentionally

A bed that closes unintentionally may trap an occupant inside, increasing the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V745

Manufacturer Winnebago Towable

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 856

 

Summary

Winnebago Towable (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Micro Minnie travel trailers. The murphy bed may raise unintentionally if there is weight at the head of the bed and the button strap is not properly latched.

 

Remedy

Dealers will install a new automatic latching mechanism, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 5, 2024. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-574-825-5280 ext. 5220. Winnebago’s number for this recall is CAM0000031.

 

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.

 


NHTSA SAFETY RECALL 23V-745 & TRANSPORT CANADA # 2023-598

Winnebago Towables has decided that a defect related to motor vehicle safety exists on certain 2017-2018 Winnebago Micro Minnie model series. These vehicles were manufactured May 11, 2017 through February 26,2018.

On certain Micro Minnie models, the murphy bed can raise unintentionally if the button strap latch isn’t used properly, and weight is added to the head of the bed. A bed that raises unintentionally could lead to a person becoming trapped in the front compartment area, increasing the risk of injury.

 


Chronology :

In August 2023, Winnebago was made aware of a potential safety concern involving a customer being trapped in the front compartment area when their murphy bed raised unintentionally in the upright position. A safety investigation and data analysis were initiated.

Once the investigation and data analysis were completed, the topic was reviewed by the product safety committee on 10/30/2023. The product safety committee decided that the issue presented an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety.

Winnebago is aware of a total of 8 potential incidents that involve a customer adding weight to the murphy bed without latching it in place resulting in the bed raising up unintentionally. In some cases, this led to the customer being partially or completely trapped in the front compartment area. The first known incident that involved a customer becoming trapped was December, 2022.

There is 1 known injury related to this issue.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
WINNEBAGO MICRO MINNIE 2017-2018

 


3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V745-7545.PDF 213.658KB

RCLRPT-23V745-7545

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-23V745-7142.pdf 145.765KB

RCMN-23V745-7142

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V745-1382.pdf 645.743KB

RCAK-23V745-1382

 


Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V745&docType=RCL

 


 

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