COTTRELL TRAILER 2010: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY

Make : COTTRELL Model : TRAILER Year : 2010
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V370000
Date Owner's Notified: 2012-07-27 Date Received by ODI: 2012-07-31 Date Added to Database: 2012-08-01
Manufacturers Involved: Cottrell, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1767
Summary:
      Cottrell is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 trailers equipped with a Meritor axle. The bearing system has exhibited low durability life in certain vehicle applications.
Consequence:
      Prolonged use of the system in these applications can result in the degradation of the bearing grease, thereby potentially resulting in a bearing failure and subsequent wheel end fire.
Remedy:
      Cottrell is working with the Meritor to identify and repair the vehicles that contain the subject axles free of charge. The recall began on July 27, 2012. This recall campaign supersedes previous recall campaign 11V-594. Trailers that were repaired under the previous campaign will also need to be repaired under this campaign. Owners may contact Meritor OnTrac Performance Plus Call Center at 1-866-668-7221, option 5.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.