FEATHERLITE TRAILER 2011: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY

Make : FEATHERLITE Model : TRAILER Year : 2011
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V201000
Date Owner's Notified: 2012-05-24 Date Received by ODI: 2012-05-08 Date Added to Database: 2012-05-08
Manufacturers Involved: Featherlite, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 153
Summary:
      FEATHERLITE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2012 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:
      FEATHERLITE IS WORKING WITH THE MERITOR TO IDENTIFY AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES THAT CONTAIN THE SUBJECT AXLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 24, 2012. THIS RECALL CAMPAIGN SUPERSEDES PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGN 11V-396. TRAILERS THAT WERE REPAIRED UNDER THE PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN WILL ALSO NEED TO BE REPAIRED UNDER THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FEATHERLITE AT 1-563-547-6000.
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'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.