MIAMI, Fla. – Newell Coach Corp. is recalling certain model-year 2023-2024 coaches which potentially have malfunctioning brake lights.
The 28 Newell Coach P50 recreational vehicles built between May 1, 2022, and Jan. 31, 2023, were built with a wiring problem which is the root of the issue. The problem occurred during assembly of the vehicles.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-147, the “investigation indicates certain coaches built with the P50 body style, with coach vin numbers ending 1747 through 1774 contain a wiring defect which causes the brake taillights to fail to illuminate properly. This could cause a risk of accident by not indicating to other vehicles that the coach is braking.”
The brake lights do not illuminate until the brake pedal is fully depressed, so drivers behind such a coach will not know when the coach is slowing down (as the coach driver begins depressing the brake pedal).
The agency also stated there is no warning of this condition for the coach driver.
The remedy consists of turning off the chassis batteries and relocating three wires in the chassis fuse panel.
Owners were scheduled to be notified earlier this month.