Make : BUICK Model : ENCORE Year : NO YEAR
Build Dates : 2011-09-01 - 2013-12-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13E066000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-01-13 Date Received by ODI: 2013-12-09 Date Added to Database: 2013-12-06
Manufacturers Involved: Extang Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 14204
      Extang Corporation "Extang" is recalling certain Encore Tonneau Covers sold as an aftermarket accessory for pick-up trucks. The Encore cover is a hard-panel, tri-fold cover whose front and rear panels open to allow access to the truck bed. The subject covers have a front panel that may become unsecured while driving, allowing wind to lift and separate the covers from the truck beds.
      If the cover separates from the truck bed, it may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
      Extang will notify owners and arrange to install tether straps to secure the front panel cover to the truck bed, free of charge. The recall began on January 6, 2014. Customers may call 1-866-432-1329 or visit www.TruckbedCoverRecall.com for more information or to arrange for installation of the tether straps.
Report Initiator: MFR E Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.