Make : NEWMAR Model : ESSEX Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2007-04-05 - 2015-03-05
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V808000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-01-04 Date Received by ODI: 2015-12-01 Date Added to Database: 2015-12-01
Manufacturers Involved: Newmar Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 979
      Newmar Corporation "Newmar" is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 King Aire, 2009-2014 Essex, 2011-2015 Mountain Aire, Ventana, and Dutch Star, 2012-2014 Ventana LE, 2012-2015 Canyon Star, and 2015 London Aire motorhomes. The affected vehicles are equipped with refrigerator door latches that may inadvertently lock without the operator's knowledge.
      If an individual climbed into the refrigerator and the door inadvertently latched, the person would not be able to open the door, increasing their risk of injury.
      Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will install a new replacement door latch that will not automatically latch, free of charge. The recall began on January 24, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
      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