INTERNATIONAL UNSPECIFIED 2020: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : INTERNATIONAL Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 2020
Build Dates : 2019-04-24 - 2019-08-29
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V753000
Date Owner's Notified: 2019-11-13 Date Received by ODI: 2019-10-21 Date Added to Database: 2019-10-22
Manufacturers Involved: Airstream, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1888
Summary:
      Airstream, Inc. "Airstream" is recalling certain 2019-2020 Sport, Nest, Flying Cloud, International Serenity, International Signature, Classic, Globetrotter and Tommy Bahama trailers and 2020 Basecamp, Bambi and Caravel trailers. Due to improper welding, the Demco ball coupler installed on the travel trailers may not provide enough clamping force on the tow ball, potentially causing the coupler to separate from the tow ball.
Consequence:
      If the coupler separates from the tow ball, the trailer can detach from the tow vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Airstream will notify owners, and will send a temporary use adaptor that can be slipped over the ball portion of the coupler to allow owners to tow their trailers. For the final remedy, dealers will add a shim plate to the backside of the ball coupler clamp to put it in position to apply the required clamping force on the tow ball, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2019. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-877-596-6505 or 1-937-596-6111 extension 7401 or 7411.
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.