NEWMAR DUTCH STAR 2011: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Make : NEWMAR Model : DUTCH STAR Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2007-05-29 - 2015-01-14
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V008000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-02-17 Date Received by ODI: 2016-01-13 Date Added to Database: 2016-01-13
Manufacturers Involved: Newmar Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15E 078
Component: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3712
Summary:
      Newmar Corporation "Newmar" is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 Bay Star, Dutch Star, and Ventana, 2012-2014 Bay Star Sport and Ventana VL, 2008-2015 Canyon Star, 2009-2010 Dutch Aire and 2008 Kountry Star motorhomes manufactured May 29, 2007, to January 14, 2015, and equipped with certain Coachstep Double and Triple Electric Steps manufactured by Lippert Components. The bolt that attaches the fan gear assembly to the steps may fracture allowing the fan gear to disengage from the steps. As a result, the steps may not remain in the expected position and may be unstable.
Consequence:
      Unstable entry and exit steps increase the risk of injury.
Remedy:
      Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will install a retainer bracket to reinforce the operating mechanism, free of charge. The recall began on February 17, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-574-773-7791 or Lippert Customer service at 574-537-8900. Newmar's number for this recall is 15E 078.
Report Initiator: ODI 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.