NEWMAR DUTCH STAR 2016: STEERING

Make : NEWMAR Model : DUTCH STAR Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2014-06-05 - 2015-10-16
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V414000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-07-14 Date Received by ODI: 2016-06-08 Date Added to Database: 2016-06-08
Manufacturers Involved: Newmar Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 16V 366
Component: STEERING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 510
Summary:
      Newmar Corporation "Newmar" is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Dutch Star motorhomes manufactured from June 5, 2014, through October 16, 2015, and built on a Freightliner chassis. In the affected vehicles, the steering box may have been manufactured with an incorrect spacer with insufficient height that can cause too much play, causing the connection to wear between the steering wheel and the front axle.
Consequence:
      The steering wheel's connection to the front axle could fail resulting in a sudden loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Newmar will notify owners, and Freightliner dealers will inspect and replace the steering box if necessary, free of charge. Note: Owners are urged not to drive their vehicles until they have been inspected. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact Freightliner customer service at 1-800-547-0712 or Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar's number for this recall is 16V 366.
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.