NEWMAR DUTCH STAR 2017: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM

Make : NEWMAR Model : DUTCH STAR Year : 2017
Build Dates : 2011-04-29 - 2017-03-13
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V195000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-05-03 Date Received by ODI: 2017-03-22 Date Added to Database: 2017-03-23
Manufacturers Involved: Newmar Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 17004
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 595
Summary:
      Newmar Corporation "Newmar" is recalling certain 2017-2018 Dutch Star, 2016-2018 Mountain Aire and London Aire, and 2012-2018 Essex and King Aire motorhomes built on a Spartan Motors chassis. The ball joints on the independent front suspension "IFS" modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering.
Consequence:
      A separated ball joint can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Newmar will notify owners, and Spartan service centers will remove, clean, apply thread locker, reinstall and torqued the ball joints, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 3, 2017. Owners may contact Spartan at 1-800-543-4277 to locate a qualified service center or contact Newmar customer service at 1-574-773-7791. Newmar's number for this recall is 17004.
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.