SRTC TRAILER 2005: EQUIPMENT

Make : SRTC Model : TRAILER Year : 2005
Build Dates : 1998-06-28 - 2005-07-13
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V332000
Date Owner's Notified: 2005-08-01 Date Received by ODI: 2005-07-27 Date Added to Database: 2005-07-26
Manufacturers Involved: REINKE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 548
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN COMBINATION STEEL/ALUMINUM FLATBED, DROPDECK, AND ALUMINUM FLATBED TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH MOUNTED TOOLBOXES, EACH TOOLBOX IS ATTACHED TO THE TRAILER WITH A MOUNTING SYSTEM THAT INCLUDES TWO ALUMINUM BRACKETS WHICH MAY HAVE DEVELOPED FATIGUE CRACKS ALONG THE BEND RADIUS LINES. SMALL CRACKS MAY FURTHER DEVELOP BASED ON TRAILER USAGE. THE BRACKET MAY BREAK CAUSING THE TOOLBOX TO SEPARATE FROM THE TRAILER.
Consequence:
      IF THE TOOLBOX SEPARATES FROM THE TRAILER WHILE THE TRAILER IS IN MOTION, VEHICLES ON THE ROAD ARE AT RISK OF COLLISION WITH THE TOOLBOX AND ITS CONTENTS.
Remedy:
      OWNERS OF AFFECTED TRAILERS WILL NEED TO FIND A CERTIFIED WELDER TO HAVE THE REMEDY PERFORMED. REINKE IS PROVIDING THE ALUMINUM GUSSETS ALONG WITH DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE WELDER. IF OWNERS OF AFFECTED TRAILERS ARE NOT ABLE TO LOCATE A CERTIFIED WELDER, REINKE WILL ASSIST IN LOCATING ONE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 1, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT REINKE AT 1-877-762-1001.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS 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.