MACK PINNACLE (CXU) 2011: TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY

Make : MACK Model : PINNACLE (CXU) Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2010-05-01 - 2011-01-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 11V461000
Date Owner's Notified: 2011-12-07 Date Received by ODI: 2011-09-01 Date Added to Database: 2011-09-07
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC0358
Component: TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 113
Summary:
      MACK TRUCKS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 CXU TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 1, 2010, THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2011. DURING THE COUPLING PROCESS, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE DRIVER TO PARTIALLY CLOSE THE FIFTH WHEEL LOCK AND IF SOLELY RELYING ON A TUG TEST "PULL TEST", THE DRIVER MAY THINK THAT THE FIFTH WHEEL LOCK IS PROPERLY COUPLED TO THE TRAILER KING PIN WHEN IN FACT IT IS NOT PROPERLY COUPLED.
Consequence:
      IF THE DRIVER DRIVES AWAY WITH A TRAILER THAT IS NOT PROPERLY COUPLED, THE TRAILER CAN COME LOOSE AND POTENTIALLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
      MACK TRUCKS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOCK BAR FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 7, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MACK TRUCKS AT 1-800-866-1177.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      MACK TRUCKS' SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS SC0358.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 .