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Old 11-29-2016, 05:26 AM   #1
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Nov 2016 recall: 2016-17 Dutch Star & Ventana

The link says Newmar will notify owners in January if we are affected (270 rigs):

| Safercar | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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SUMMARY:
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Dutch Star and Ventana motorhomes manufactured January 22, 2016, to November 7, 2016, equipped with Cummins ISL engines. These vehicles, built on a Freightliner chassis, have a power steering hose that may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor, possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering fluid leak.
CONSEQUENCE:
Electrical arcing in the presence of leaking power steering fluid can increase the risk of a fire.
REMEDY:
Newmar will notify owners, and Freightliner dealers will reroute the power steering hose for proper clearance, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2017. Owners may contact Freightliner customer service at 1-800-547-0712 or Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar's number for this recall is 16V 809.
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Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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Thanks for that info , Paul.
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I have to wonder if this is as the result of the Dutch Star that caught fire in Virginia a few months ago..

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