NEWMAR DUTCH STAR 2017: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Make : NEWMAR Model : DUTCH STAR Year : 2017
Build Dates : 2015-11-24 - 2017-12-18
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V062000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-02-09 Date Received by ODI: 2018-01-19 Date Added to Database: 2018-01-22
Manufacturers Involved: Newmar Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1249
Summary:
      Newmar Corporation "Newmar" is recalling certain 2017-2018 Ventana, Ventana LE and Dutchstar motorhomes built on a Freightliner chassis. The low beam headlights do not also illuminate as intended when the high beam headlights are activated, reducing the driver's visibility. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence:
      If the driver has reduced visibility, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Newmar will notify owners, and Daimler Trucks North America authorized service facilities will reprogram the Freightliner chassis module, free of charge. The recall began on February 9, 2018. 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.