Potentially Overinflated Tires Prompt Recall from Newmar

Potentially Overinflated Tires Prompt Recall from Newmar
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February 22, 2016

The Newmar Corporation has issued two recalls due to issues over tire inflation.

The first recall applies to certain model year 2016 Ventana and Dutch Star vehicles, manufactured on Freightliner chassis. The affected vehicles have an "Incomplete Vehicle Label" that incorrectly lists the maximum front tire inflation level to be 130 pounds per square inch (psi), when the correct level is 120 psi.

If the tire is overinflated due to the incorrect label, the tire may unexpectedly fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

Newmar will notify owners, and Freightliner will provide a corrected label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 26, 2016.

Next, the company is recalling certain model year 2015 Ventana, and 2015-2016 Ventana LE vehicles, also built on Freightliner chassis. The affected vehicles may have a front rim maximum psi rating of 120psi, which is lower than the Michelin tires maximum inflation rating of 130 psi.

If the tires are inflated to their maximum pressure, the rims may suddenly fail due to being over pressurized, increasing the risk of a crash.

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin March 28, 2016.

Owners with questions about either of these recalls can contact Newmar at (574) 773-7791.