RHODES DUMP TRAILER 1998: SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

Make : RHODES Model : DUMP TRAILER Year : 1998
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V436000
Date Owner's Notified: 2003-09-26 Date Received by ODI: 2003-11-04 Date Added to Database: 2003-11-05
Manufacturers Involved: RHODES TRAILERS
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 32
Summary:
      CERTAIN TRAILERS WERE EQUIPPED WITH SYNTHETIC AXLE GREASE. WHEEL BEARING FAILURE OCCURS RESULTING IN DAMAGED WHEEL HUBS, AXLE SPINDLES, WHEEL SEALS, ETC.
Consequence:
      EXTREME HEAT CAN OCCUR THAT COULD CAUSE THE AXLE SPINDLE TO SEPARATE FROM THE AXLE AND CAUSE THE TIRES AND WHEELS TO COME OFF WHILE IN OPERATION, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REMOVE TIRES AND WHEELS, DISASSEMBLE THE AXLE HUB WHEEL BEARINGS, AND INSPECT AND REPLACE, IF NECESSARY. THE SUSPECT GREASE WILL BE REMOVED AND CLEANED THOROUGHLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 26, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT RHODES AT 1-304-863-8078.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
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