DITCH WITCH S5A2 1996: WHEELS:RIM

Make : DITCH WITCH Model : S5A2 Year : 1996
Build Dates : 1996-04-01 - 1997-03-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 98V086000
Date Owner's Notified: 1998-06-17 Date Received by ODI: 1998-04-24 Date Added to Database: 1998-04-30
Manufacturers Involved: Charles Machine Works Inc
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: WHEELS:RIM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 820
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH WHEELS THAT ARE STAMPED WITH "T16X16K DOT 0496 RUDEVECA." THE WHEEL CENTER TO RIM WELDS HAVE FAILED, CAUSING THE RIM TO BREAK LOOSE FROM THE WHEEL CENTER.
Consequence:
      THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE A DRIVER TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE TRAILER INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THESE WHEELS.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 17,1998.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR TRAILERS TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHARLES MACHINE AT 1-580-336-3591.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.