Washington, DC: As of Friday, April 21, 2017, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of 40 tire, accessory or other related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb
Among the 40 recalls the NHTSA has announced this April comes news of the following:
Newmar Corporation (“Newmar”) has recalled an estimated 600 model year 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 ball joints on the independent front suspension (IFS) modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering.
According to the NHTSA, a separated ball joint can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
More information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 8572-2017
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Filed under: Assistive, health or safety devices, Fire or smoke hazard, Labeling or regulatory issues, US NHTSA, Vehicles | Tagged: air bag control unit software malfunction, brake light malfunction hazard, crash hazard, engine seizing hazard, fuel leak hazard, injury hazard, Newmar Dutch Star Motorhomes, Newmar Essex Motorhomes, Newmar King Aire Motorhomes, Newmar London Aire Motorhomes, Newmar Mountain Aire Motorhomes, Powertrain Control Module, premature bearing wear hazard, Recalls Direct RIN: 8572-2017, rollaway hazard, software calibration malfunction, Spartan Motors, Vehicle |