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Newmar recalls 1,167 RVs for cable rubbing against frame

Newmar recalls 1,167 RVs for cable rubbing against frame

WASHINGTON — Newmar Corporation is recalling certain 2014 Moutain Aire and 2014-2017 Dutch Star recreational vehicles built on Freightliner XCR chassis manufactured by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA).

These chassis have a battery cable mounting bracket may not have been installed correctly, as a result, the improperly routed and clipped battery cable can contact the frame rail, possibly chafing and short circuiting.

Remedy

Newmar will notify owners, and DTNA dealers will inspect and revise the battery cable mounting bracket and cable routing, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Oct. 8.

Owners may contact Daimler Trucks North America at 1.800.547.0712 or Newmar customer service at 1.800.731.8300. Newmar’s number for this recall is 17V-451.

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration press release

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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