SRTC TRAILER 2010: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK

Make : SRTC Model : TRAILER Year : 2010
Build Dates : 2010-05-26 - 2011-02-24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 11V417000
Date Owner's Notified: 2011-09-23 Date Received by ODI: 2011-08-05 Date Added to Database: 2011-08-16
Manufacturers Involved: Snake River Trailer Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 13
Summary:
      SNAKE RIVER TRAILER COMPANY IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 SRTC LIVESTOCK TRAILERS MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 26, 2010, THROUGH FEBRUARY 24, 2011 AND BUILT WITH AN AUTOMATICALLY LATCHING REAR GATE. THESE TRAILERS ARE EQUIPPED WITH A GATE LATCH RELEASE HANDLE LOCATED ON THE OUTSIDE, TO BE REACHED THROUGH A WINDOW WHILE INSIDE THE TRAILER SHOULD THE GATE BECOME CLOSED. DUE TO FACTORS SUCH AS ARM LENGTH, SOME USERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO REACH THE OUTSIDE HANDLE ONCE INSIDE.
Consequence:
      PERSONAL INJURY CAN OCCUR SHOULD SOMEONE BECOME TRAPPED WITHIN THE TRAILER.
Remedy:
      SNAKE RIVER WILL CONTACT OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A HANDLE THAT IS ACCESSIBLE FROM INSIDE THE TRAILER. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SNAKE RIVER AT 1-208-455-2768.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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 .