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Update: Newmar RVs Recalled for Propane Leak Defect, Fire Hazard
Newmar is recalling the following motorhomes which were equipped with propane stoves that may leak gas, increasing the risk of a fire:
- 2019-2020 Newmar Bay Star
- 2019-2020 Newmar Ventana
- 2019 Newmar Ventana LE
- 2020 Newmar Canyon Star
- 2020 Newmar Dutch Star
- 2020 Newmar Kountry Star
- 2020 Newmar Super Star
- 2021 Newmar Bay Star Sport
These motorhomes have Dometic 3 burner cooking stoves with saddle valve securing bolts that may be overtightened, potentially damaging the o-ring seal and causing a continuous gas leak. “A gas leak can increase the risk of a fire,” NHTSA said.
This recall began on January 19, 2021.
Court Rules in Favor of Owner of Defective Newmar Motorhome
In February 2020, a jury in Oregon awarded a partial judgment for an RV client against Newmar Corp., now part of Winnebago Industries, Inc.
The plaintiff alleged that their 2016 London Aire RV, purchased from Guaranty RV in Junction City, Oregon, had experienced multiple failures of its various systems, including the engine cooling system, the electrical system and the room extension slide-out system.
The RV’s flaws manifested in a pattern of repeated breakdowns, unsuccessful repair attempts, and lengthy warranty service periods, according to the lawsuit. The vehicle was taken to dealerships for repairs under various warranties at least 9 times from 2015 to 2017, and it was undriveable for over 4 months.
The lawsuit was filed under the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the Oregon Lemon Law Act, the Oregon Consumer Warranty Act, and the California Unfair Competition Law.
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Newmar RV Brake Caliper Recall
Newmar Corporation is recalling certain motorhomes for a potential defect that could result in a loss of braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash and serious bodily injuries. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects the following Newmar Motorhomes built on DTNA chassis:
- 2019-2020 Essex
- 2019-2020 London Aire
- 2019 Mountain Aire
- 2019 Ventana LE
- 2019 Ventana
- 2020 Kountry Star
The brake caliper mounting bolts may have been insufficiently tightened on affected RVs, NHTSA said. Loose brake caliper mounting bolts can reduce brake effectiveness, increasing the risk of a crash.
Newmar Corporation is notifying owners and dealers will inspect the RVs, free of charge. This recall began on May 19, 2020.
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Do I Have a Newmar Motorhome Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Newmar Motorhome Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Newmar Motorhome, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.