NEWMAR VENTANA DP 2009: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

Make : NEWMAR Model : VENTANA DP Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2007-06-01 - 2008-08-27
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V443000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-10-31 Date Received by ODI: 2008-08-29 Date Added to Database: 2008-08-29
Manufacturers Involved: Newmar Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 148
Summary:
      NEWMAR IS RECALLING 148 MY 2008-2009 VENTANA DP MOTOR HOMES. AFTER SOME PERIOD OF USE AND DUE TO THE UNSHIELDED PROXIMITY OF THE PRIMARY ENGINE EXHAUST SYSTEM, THERMAL BREAKDOWN OF THE POLYETHYLENE MOISTURE BARRIER MAY OCCUR AND COULD RESULT IN AUTO-IGNITION AND COMBUSTION.
Consequence:
      THE LOCATION OF THE MOISTURE BARRIER "ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE MAIN FLOOR ABOVE THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT", IN RELATION TO THE UNSHIELDED PRIMARY ENGINE EXHAUST SYSTEM, MAY PRESENT A FIRE HAZARD.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL ADD THE OMITTED HEAT SHIELD. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NEWMAR AT 1-574-773-7791.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
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