Newmar Recalls Dutch Star Motorhomes Due to Steering Issue

The steering box may have been manufactured with an incorrect spacer with insufficient height

Newmar Recalls Dutch Star Motorhomes Due to Steering Issue
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July 11, 2016

Newmar has issued a recall of 510 model year 2014-2016 Dutch Star motorhomes 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 and 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. Owners are urged not to drive their vehicles until they have been inspected.

The recall is expected to begin August 5, 2016.

For more information, owners may contact Freightliner Customer Service at (800) 547-0712 or Newmar Customer Service at (800) 731-8300.