NEWMAR ESSEX 2013: STEERING

Make : NEWMAR Model : ESSEX Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2012-10-15 - 2013-06-20
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V653000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-01-16 Date Received by ODI: 2013-12-12 Date Added to Database: 2014-01-15
Manufacturers Involved: Newmar Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 47
Summary:
      Newmar Corporation "Newmar" is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 motorhomes manufactured October 15, 2012, through June 20, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the castle nuts for the steering linkage ball joint fasteners, which mount to bell cranks, may be loose. If the castle nuts become completely loose, the steering linkage may separate from the bell cranks without warning.
Consequence:
      This may cause a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Newmar will notify owners and Spartan dealers will replace the steering linkage fasteners, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Customers may contact Newmar 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.