NEWMAR DUTCH STAR 2011: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Make : NEWMAR Model : DUTCH STAR Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2007-04-05 - 2015-03-05
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V808000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-01-04 Date Received by ODI: 2015-12-01 Date Added to Database: 2015-12-01
Manufacturers Involved: Newmar Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 979
Summary:
      Newmar Corporation "Newmar" is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 King Aire, 2009-2014 Essex, 2011-2015 Mountain Aire, Ventana, and Dutch Star, 2012-2014 Ventana LE, 2012-2015 Canyon Star, and 2015 London Aire motorhomes. The affected vehicles are equipped with refrigerator door latches that may inadvertently lock without the operator's knowledge.
Consequence:
      If an individual climbed into the refrigerator and the door inadvertently latched, the person would not be able to open the door, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy:
      Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will install a new replacement door latch that will not automatically latch, free of charge. The recall began on January 24, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.safercar.gov.