NEWMAR ESSEX 2018: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Make : NEWMAR Model : ESSEX Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2017-02-06 - 2017-11-20
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V061000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-02-09 Date Received by ODI: 2018-01-19 Date Added to Database: 2018-01-22
Manufacturers Involved: Newmar Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 11
Summary:
      Newmar Corporation "Newmar" is recalling certain 2018 Essex motorhomes built on a Freightliner chassis. The low beam headlights do not also illuminate as intended when the high beam headlights are activated, reducing the driver's visibility. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence:
      If the driver has reduced visibility, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Newmar will notify owners, and Daimler Trucks North America authorized service facilities will reprogram the Freightliner chassis module, free of charge. The recall began on February 9, 2018. 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:
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.