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

Make : MACK Model : PINNACLE (CXU) Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2010-09-20 - 2013-06-17
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V644000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-11-18 Date Received by ODI: 2015-10-13 Date Added to Database: 2015-10-13
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC0395
Component: TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 448
Summary:
      Mack Trucks, Inc. "Mack" is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Pinnacle "CHU and CXU" trucks manufactured September 10, 2010, to June 17, 2013. The affected trucks are equipped with Fontaine Ultra LT Fifth Wheel connectors, which, due to cumulative damage to the fifth wheel and its locking mechanism, have a locking mechanism that may fail to operate or to properly engage.
Consequence:
      If the fifth wheel and locking mechanism are sufficiently damaged, the locking mechanism may fail to operate as intended and the trailer may unexpectedly detach from the tractor, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Mack will notify owners, and Fontaine dealers will replace the fifth wheel with an Ultra NT model fifth wheel, free of charge. The recall began on November 18, 2015. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 1-800-866-1177. Mack's number for this recall is SC0395.
Report Initiator: ODI 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.