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Newmar, Thor Face Recalls


Newmar is recalling certain 2017-2019 Newmar Ventana LE and Ventana motorhomes, 2018 Mountain Aire and Essex motorhomes, and 2017-2018 London Aire motorhomes due to caliper mounting bolts that are insufficiently tightened, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If the brake caliper mounting bolts loosen, braking performance may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.

A total of 119 vehicles are being recalled.

Newmar will notify owners, and authorized Daimler Trucks service centers will inspect the caliper mounting bolts and tighten them to the proper specification, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Oct. 1. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar’s number for this recall is 18V-353.

Thor Motor Coach is issuing the same recall for certain 2017-2018 Thor Aria motorhomes and 2017-2019 Thor Venetian motorhomes.

A total of 175 are being recalled.

TMC will notify owners, and authorized Daimler Trucks service centers will inspect the caliper mounting bolts and tighten them to the proper specification, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000159.

Newmar also is recalling 239 vehicles due to an entry door that may open unexpectedly. If the door opens during transit, it can increase the risk of injury or a crash.

Certain 2018-2019 Newmar Ventana LE, Mountain Aire, Essex, Ventana, Dutch Star, New Aire, London Aire and King Aire motorhomes are part of the recall. The affected vehicles have entry doors that have latch rods that may be improperly adjusted, allowing the door to open during transit.

Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will readjust the door latch rod, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Oct. 5. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.

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