NEWMAR ( 12V467000 )
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
NEWMAR / DUTCH AIRE DP
NEWMAR / DUTCH STAR
Report Receipt Date: SEP 24, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
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Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DRUM:CHAMBER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 278
Summary: Newmar is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 Dutch Star and 2009-2010 Dutch Aire motorhomes, built on a Spartan chassis equipped with a Hendrickson independent front suspension. The front brake chambers may contact the upper control arm of the independent front suspension. Continued contact may result in damage sufficient enough to prevent the full release of the brakes. If the brakes do not fully release, as they drag, heat could be generated causing the brakes to engage even further.
Consequence: As the brakes heat up, they may self-engage, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Spartan Motors will notify owners and repair the vehicles. The manufacturer has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Newmar Corporation at 1-574-773-7791.