Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Dutch Star motorhomes manufactured from June 5, 2014, through October 16, 2015, and built on a Freightliner chassis. In the affected vehicles, the steering box may have been manufactured with an incorrect spacer with insufficient height that can cause too much play, causing the connection to wear between the steering wheel and the front axle.
The steering wheel’s connection to the front axle could fail resulting in a sudden loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Newmar will notify owners, and Freightliner dealers will inspect and replace the steering box if necessary, free of charge. Note: Owners are urged not to drive their vehicles until they have been inspected. The recall is expected to begin August 5, 2016. Owners may contact Freightliner customer service at 1-800-547-0712 or Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar’s number for this recall is 16V 366.
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.
MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PDF: RCAK-16V414-7109
SAFETY DEFECT 573 RECALL REPORT PDF: RCLRPT-16V414-3173
MANUFACTURER NOTICE TO DEALERS DOC: RCMN-16V414-5085
SAFETY DEFECT 573 AND NON-COMPLIANCE DOC: RMISC-16V414-0192
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V414000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 510
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
- NEWMAR DUTCH STAR 2014-2016