Newmar Recalls Recreational Vehicles Due to Lock Actuator Fire Risk

Newmar Recalls Recreational Vehicles Due to Lock Actuator Fire Risk
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December 23, 2015

A faulty locking system is prompting a recall from the Newmar Corporation.

The recreational vehicle manufacturer has announced that it will be recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ventana and Dutch Star motorhomes and model year 2014 Mountain Aire and Essex motorhomes. The affected vehicles have cargo door lock actuators that may overheat and melt the actuator housing.

A door lock actuator that overheats increases the risk of a fire.

The automaker is including about 1,100 motorhomes in this recall.

Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will install a new low voltage disconnect module and wire harness for the door lock actuator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 23, 2016.

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