NHTSA Recalls: November 21, 2016
November 21, 2016
Filed under RV News
The following recalls have been issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
Newmar Corporation is recalling certain model year 2017 Dutch Star, Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex, and King Aire motorhomes manufactured May 12, 2016, to September 22, 2016 and built on a Spartan Motors chassis. The throttle circuit wires on the affected vehicles may not have been be twisted to cancel out electromagnetic interference, and as a result, interference may cause the throttle signal to be higher or lower than intended. Unintended deceleration or acceleration can increase the risk of a crash. Newmar will notify owners, and Spartan dealers will install an overlay harness with twisted wires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 2, 2017. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 800-731-8300 or Spartan at 800-543-4277. Newmar’s number for this recall is 16V-776.
Winnebago Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2017 Winnebago View and Itasca Navion motorhomes manufactured March 21, 2016, to September 15, 2016. The affected vehicles may have loose driver and front passenger seat mounting bolts, possibly allowing the seats to detach from the mounting pedestals. If the seat detaches from the mounting pedestal, it can increase the risk of injury and crash. Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the seat mounting bolts to the proper specification, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 641-585-3535.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.