NEWMAR ESSEX 2012: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Make : NEWMAR Model : ESSEX Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2010-12-15 - 2011-08-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V438000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-11-11 Date Received by ODI: 2013-09-17 Date Added to Database: 2013-09-30
Manufacturers Involved: Newmar Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 31
Summary:
      Newmar Corporation "Newmar" is recalling certain model year 2012 Essex and King Aire motor homes manufactured December 15, 2010, through August 15, 2011 on a Spartan Motors chassis. These vehicles are equipped with Ametek air pressure gauges that may exceed the air brake pressure accuracy requirements of plus or minus 7 percent. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, No. 121, "Air Brake Systems."
Consequence:
      A low air pressure condition may appear safe to the driver, leaving the operator ignorant of the true condition of the vehicle's air brake system, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Spartan Motors will notify the affected owners on behalf of Newmar Corporation. Spartan Motors dealers will replace the air pressure gauge. The recall began during November 2013. Owners may contact Newmar Corporation at 1-800-731-8300 or Spartan Motors at 1-800-582-3454.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 121
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.