Service Braking Issue Prompts Recall for RVs from Newmar

About 1,150 RVs are potentially impacted by this defect

Service Braking Issue Prompts Recall for RVs from Newmar
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May 20, 2016

The Newmar Corporation has announced a recall for vehicles with compromised braking capability.

The company is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Dutch Star, Mountain Aire, Essex and 2015-2016 London Aire vehicles built on a Freightliner chassis. On recreational vehicles built with a heavier, adjustable foot pedal, the brake activation signal to some towed devices may not deactivate when the service brakes are released.

If the brake activation signal to a towed device remains active when the motorhome chassis service brakes are released, the brakes on a towed device may remain engaged. As a result, the brakes would drag and possibly overheat, potentially resulting in a fire. Additionally, following drivers may be confused by the motorhome's actions, increasing the risk of a crash.

About 1,150 RVs are potentially affected by this issue.

Newmar will notify owners, and Freightliner dealers will modify the affected assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 25, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Freightliner/Daimler Trucks North America at (800) 547-0712 and Newmar customer service at (800) 731-8300.