KY TRAILER 2011: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SLACK ADJUSTERS:AUTOMATIC

Make : KY Model : TRAILER Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2010-10-26 - 2011-03-17
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 11V241000
Date Owner's Notified: 2011-05-16 Date Received by ODI: 2011-04-18 Date Added to Database: 2011-04-18
Manufacturers Involved: KENTUCKY TRAILER MANUFACTURING
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SLACK ADJUSTERS:AUTOMATIC
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 313
Summary:
      KENTUCKY TRAILER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 KY TRAILERS THAT WERE BUILT FROM OCTOBER 26, 2010, THROUGH MARCH 17, 2011, EQUIPPED WITH GUNITE AUTOMATIC SLACK ADJUSTERS MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 15, 2010, THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2011. DUE TO AN INCOMPLETE "KNITTING" OF THE IRON AT THE TIME OF CASTING, INADEQUATE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THE SLACK ADJUSTER HOUSING CAN OCCUR, WHICH COULD CAUSE THE HOUSING TO BREAK AT THE HANDLE UNDER NORMAL OPERATING LOADS.
Consequence:
      IF THE SLACK ADJUSTER HOUSING WERE TO BREAK, THE WHEEL BRAKE TO WHICH THE SLACK ADJUSTER IS ATTACHED WOULD NO LONGER FUNCTION, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO HAVE REDUCED BRAKING CAPACITY AND, IF MOUNTED ON THE STEER AXLE, THE VEHICLE COULD PULL TO ONE SIDE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
      KENTUCKY TRAILERS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY AFFECTED SLACK ADJUSTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 16, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KENTUCKY TRAILER AT 1-888-598-7245.
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 .