KAUFMAN TRAILER 2013: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : KAUFMAN Model : TRAILER Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2012-06-26 - 2013-08-06
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V351000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-08-16 Date Received by ODI: 2013-08-07 Date Added to Database: 2013-08-13
Manufacturers Involved: Kaufman Trailers of NC, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 269
Summary:
      Kaufman Trailers of NC, Inc. and Kaufman Trailers of NE, Inc. "Kaufman" is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 gooseneck auto transport trailers and equipment trailers manufactured June 26, through August 6, 2013. These trailers are equipped with kingpins attched to square bottom plates which may crack over time, causing the button to separate from the bottom plate.
Consequence:
      If the kingpin button separates, the trailer could become detached from the towing vehicle increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Kaufman will notify owners instructing them to inspect their trailers for kingpins with square bottom plates. Kaufman will ship replacement kingpins to owners of affected trailers, free of charge. The recall began on August 16, 2013. Owners may contact Kaufman at 1-336-790-6800.
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.