NEWMAR ESSEX 2004: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE

Make : NEWMAR Model : ESSEX Year : 2004
Build Dates : 2003-03-31 - 2003-04-08
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V414000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-01-11 Date Received by ODI: 2008-08-20 Date Added to Database: 2008-08-20
Manufacturers Involved: Newmar Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1
Summary:
      NEWMAR IS RECALLING 1 MY 2004 ESSEX DIESEL PUSHER MOTOR HOME BUILT ON A FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS AND EQUIPPED WITH BENDIX SR-7 SPRING BRAKE MODULATING VALVES. THE INTERNAL RUBBER CHECK VALVE MAY LEAK CAUSING A DELAY IN THE APPLICATION OF THE SPRING BRAKES TO PARK THE VEHICLE AFTER THE OPERATOR PULLS THE DASH VALVE BUTTON.
Consequence:
      THIS COULD CAUSE A DELAY OR FAILURE IN APPLYING THE PARKING BRAKES WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE ROLL AWAY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      NEWMAR IS WORKING WITH DAIMLER TRUCKS AND BENDIX TO REPAIR THIS VEHICLE "PLEASE SEE 07V302 AND 07E037". BENDIX WILL INSTALL A CHECK VALVE REPAIR KIT FOR THE AFFECTED SR-7 SPRING BRAKE MODULATING VALVE FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS AT 1-800-547-0712, BENDIX AT 1-440-329-9000 OR NEWMAR AT 1-574-773-7791.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.