Newmar Recalls Recreational Vehicles Built on Spartan Motors Chassis

Newmar Recalls Recreational Vehicles Built on Spartan Motors Chassis
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November 20, 2015

Suspension issues are to blame for a new recall from the Newmar Corporation.

The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Essex and 2012 King Aire recreational vehicles. The recalled vehicles are built on Spartan Motors chassis. Due to contact with the steering relay rod, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) modulator valve may fracture resulting in air not being applied to the affected wheel's air brakes.

This defect may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle or cause the vehicle to pull to one side when braking. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Newmar is recalling about 60 recreational vehicles in connection to this problem.

Spartan will notify owners on Newmar's behalf and Spartan dealers will reorient the ABS modulator valve and install spacers for additional clearance, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 30, 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall may contact Newmar customer service at (800) 731-8300 and Spartan customer service at (517) 543-6400.