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Newell Recalls Motor Homes

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
NEWELL / MOTOR HOME
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Manufacturer : NEWELL COACH CORP. Mfr's Report Date : MAR 10, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V107000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 156
Summary:
 NEWELL IS RECALLING 156 Model Year 2003 to 2008 MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH CATERPILLAR C-15 ENGINES AND VICKER'S HYDRAULIC PUMPS. THE HYDRAULIC PUMP INPUT SHAFT MAY NOT FULLY ENGAGE THE ENGINE DRIVE SPROCKET CAUSING FAILURE OF THE INPUT DRIVE SHAFT.
Consequence:
 LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSIST COULD OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 NEWELL WILL REPLACE THE PUMP WITH ONE EQUIPPED WITH A LONGER SHAFT.