NEWMAR ESSEX 2005: STEERING:LINKAGES

Make : NEWMAR Model : ESSEX Year : 2005
Build Dates : 2004-01-27 - 2004-09-02
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V324000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2005-07-25 Date Added to Database: 2005-07-20
Manufacturers Involved: Newmar Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SPEC 05022
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 87
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON SPARTAN CHASSIS AND EQUIPPED WITH I-SHAFTS SUPPLIED BY ZF HEAVY DUTY STEERING, THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR A FAILURE OF THE FORK/SHAFT CONNECTION. AT THE NON-WELDED SIDE OF THE I-SHAFT THERE IS A UNIVERSAL JOINT. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE FORK SHAFT CONNECTION COULD BE LOST.
Consequence:
      DRIVERS WILL LOSE STEERABILITY OF THE VEHICLE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy:
      NEWMAR, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF SPARTAN, INTENDS TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM FOR REMEDYING THE DEFECTIVE I-SHAFTS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SPARTAN AT 517-543-6400 OR NEWMAR AT 1-574-773-7791.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      NEWMAR RECALL NO. SPEC 05022.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236; 'TTY: 1-800-424-9153'; OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.