RED RIVER TRAILER 1997: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : RED RIVER Model : TRAILER Year : 1997
Build Dates : 1991-10-01 - 1998-04-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 98V099000
Date Owner's Notified: 1998-06-01 Date Received by ODI: 1998-05-12 Date Added to Database: 1998-05-14
Manufacturers Involved: RED RIVER MANUFACTURING
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 121
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: DUMP TRAILERS WITH A BOLT-ON PINTLE HITCH MOUNTING PLATE. CRACKS CAN DEVELOP IN THE HITCH MOUNTING PLATE LEADING TO FAILURE OF THE ASSEMBLY.
Consequence:
      FAILURE OF THE MOUNTING PLATE CAN RESULT IN THE REAR TRAILER DISCONNECTING FROM THE LEAD TRAILER, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REINFORCE THE REAR CROSS MEMBER AND MOUNT THE PINTLE HITCH DIRECTLY TO THE REAR CROSS MEMBER ELIMINATING THE BOLT-ON PINTLE HITCH MOUNTING PLATE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN JUNE 1998.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR TRAILERS TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT RED RIVER AT 1-800-762-5557.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.