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Newmar recalls 600 RVs to fix loose ball joints

Newmar recalls 600 RVs to fix loose ball joints

WASHINGTON — Newmar Corporation is recalling 600 2017-2018 Dutch Star, 2016-2018 Mountain Aire and London Aire, and 2012-2018 Essex and King Aire motorhomes built on a Spartan Motors chassis, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

The ball joints on the independent front suspension (IFS) modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering. A separated ball joint can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash, NHTSA warned.

Remedy

Newmar will notify owners, and Spartan service centers will remove, clean, apply thread locker, reinstall and torqued the ball joints, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 21.

Owners may contact Spartan at 800.543.4277 to locate a qualified service center or contact Newmar customer service at 574.773.7791. Newmar’s number for this recall is 17004.

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin

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