GREAT DANE UNSPECIFIED 1983: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : GREAT DANE Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1983
Build Dates : 1981-01-01 - 1983-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 84V059000
Date Owner's Notified: 1984-05-01 Date Received by ODI: 1984-05-15 Date Added to Database: 1984-06-01
Manufacturers Involved: Great Dane Trailers
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1153
Summary:
      THE PINTLE HOOK DOES NOT HAVE ADEQUATE REINFORCEMENT AT THE REAR MOUNTING PLATE AND CAN EVENTUALLY CRACK. PINTLE HOOK COULD COMPLETELY DISENGAGE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      PINTLE HOOK WILL BE INSPECTED AND ANY CRACKS WILL BE REPAIRED. REINFORCEMENT WILL BE ADDED WITH TWO VERTICAL GUSSETS.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRAILERS; VANS AND REFRIGERATED UNITS EQUIPPED WITHFACTORY INSTALLED PINTLE HOOKS.SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; TRAILER HITCHES AND ATTACHMENTS.CONSEQUENECES OF DEFECT: THE BACK TRAILER COULD DETACH FROM THE TOWING UNIT ANDCOULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.NOTE: DOUBLES TRAILERS SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY INSPECTED TODETERMINE IF CRACKSHAVE DEVELOPED IN THE PINTLE HOOK MOUNTING PLATE.