Defective Refrigerator Latch Leads to Motorhome Recall from Newmar

Defective Refrigerator Latch Leads to Motorhome Recall from Newmar
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December 24, 2015

The Newmar Corporation is issuing a recall for recreational vehicles with faulty refrigerators.

The motorhome manufacturer 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.

The manufacturer is recalling almost 1,000 vehicles in connection with this defect.

Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will install a new replacement door latch that will not automatically latch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 24, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Newmar customer service at (800) 731-8300.