BENSON TRAILER 2000: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Make : BENSON Model : TRAILER Year : 2000
Build Dates : 1998-01-01 - 2000-11-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V485000
Date Owner's Notified: 2004-10-04 Date Received by ODI: 2003-11-25 Date Added to Database: 2003-11-26
Manufacturers Involved: BENSON MANUFACTURING, INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 2003CDTRCL
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 225
Summary:
      CERTAIN COAL DUMP TRAILERS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE VEHICLES MAY NOT BE EQUIPPED WITH HIGH MOUNTED REAR CLEARANCE LAMPS.
Consequence:
      THE ABSENCE OF HIGH MOUNTED REAR CLEARANCE LAMPS DURING DARKNESS MAY CAUSE THE AVERAGE MOTORIST NOT TO REACT TO THE PRESENCE OF APPROACHING THE REAR OF A HEAVY VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
      BENSON WILL INSTALL A HIGH MOUNTED REAR CLEARANCE LAMP. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN FEBRUARY 2004. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BENSON AT 1-877-489-9020.
Report Initiator: OVSC V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      BENSON RECALL NO. 2003CDTRCL.CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.