Newmar Recalls Essex, Duth Star, Mountain Air Diesel

Newmar is recalling 126 Model Year 2004 and 2005 Essex, Dutch Star, and Mountain Aire Diesel Pusher motor home chassis built on Freightliner VCL or XC chassis and equipped with ZF model 8018 steering gears.

These gears may have been assembled with the incorrect recirculating ball spacer. This could potentially allow the recirculating balls to escape from the recirculating ball circuit resulting in a loss of steering.

The operator may notice higher required steering wheel inputs, or the need for more steering wheel adjustments while driving in a straight line in combination with metallic cracking noises prior to a loss of steering. Loss of steering could result in a vehicle crash.

Newmar is working with Freightliner and ZF to replace the steering gear (please see 07V-343 and 07E049). This recall was the subject of an Equipment Query, EA07-004, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V-015.

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