NEWMAR ESSEX 2007: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY

Make : NEWMAR Model : ESSEX Year : 2007
Build Dates : 2006-11-01 - 2007-05-24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V654000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-10-29 Date Received by ODI: 2015-10-14 Date Added to Database: 2015-10-14
Manufacturers Involved: Newmar Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15V-548
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 119
Summary:
      Newmar Corporation "Newmar" is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Mountain Aire motorhomes manufactured October 16, 2006, to July 24, 2007, 2007-2008 Essex motorhomes manufactured November 1, 2006, to May 24, 2007 and 2007-2008 Dutch Star motorhomes manufactured October 12, 2006, to June 29, 2007. The affected vehicles have tag axles with wheel bearings that may be adjusted too tight, resulting in their overheating during use.
Consequence:
      If the wheel bearings overheat, there is an increased risk of a wheel end fire.
Remedy:
      Newmar will notfy owners, and Spartan dealers will check the wheel end bearings for appropriate end play, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on October 29, 2015. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300 or Spartan customer service at 1-800-543-4277. Newmar's recall number is 15V-548.
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.