KIDRON TRAILER 2006: SUSPENSION

Make : KIDRON Model : TRAILER Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2005-01-01 - 2007-08-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V536000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-04-15 Date Received by ODI: 2007-11-27 Date Added to Database: 2007-11-21
Manufacturers Involved: KIDRON, INCORPORATED
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 863
Summary:
      CERTAIN VAN TRAILERS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 223, "REAR IMPACT GUARDS." DURING TESTING, THE SLIDER SUSPENSION RAIL BETWEEN THE REAR IMPACT SYSTEM AND THE REAR SUPPORT AT THE REAR OF THE RIG SYSTEM DEFORMED. THE RIG SYSTEM IS COMPRISED OF THE REAR IMPACT GUARD AND THE TRAILER SUPPORT SYSTEM. THE TESTING PROCEDURE WAS FOR GUARD ENERGY ABSORPTION AND GUARD STRENGTH.
Consequence:
      THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF DEATHS AND SERIOUS INJURIES THAT OCCUR WHEN LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES COLLIDE WITH THE REAR END OF TRAILERS AND SEMITRAILERS.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL ADD SUPPORTS BETWEEN THE TRAILER CROSSMEMBERS ABOVE THE END OF THE SLIDER RAILS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 15, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIDRON AT 800-321-5421.
Report Initiator: OVSC V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 223
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS 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.