RECALL Subject : Unexpected Unfurling of the Awning

Report Receipt Date: MAY 01, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V169000

Component(s): EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 111

All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)

NEWMAR BAY STAR 2013-2014
NEWMAR BAY STAR SPORT 2013
NEWMAR CANYON STAR 2013-2014
NEWMAR DUTCH STAR 2013-2014
NEWMAR VENTANA 2013
NEWMAR VENTANA LE 2013

Manufacturer: Newmar Corporation
SUMMARY:
Newmar Corporation is recalling certain model year 2013 Bay Star Sport, Ventana and Ventana LE and model year 2013-2014 Bay Star, Canyon Star and Dutch Star motorhomes. If the awning installation sequence was not completely followed, the awning motor may unknowingly become damaged.


CONSEQUENCE:
If motor damage occurs, it is possible that the awning can unfurl unexpectedly, either while the motorhome is at rest or while in transit, increasing the risk of personal injury or a vehicle crash.

REMEDY:
Newmar will notify owners and Dometic staff will replace the affected motors with a design that is not subject to an out-of-sequence installation error. The manufacturer has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Newmar at 1-574-773-7791 or Dometic at 1-888-447-0003 for more information. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)