TIMPTE D2168 1997: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : TIMPTE Model : D2168 Year : 1997
Build Dates : 1992-01-01 - 1998-12-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 99V053000
Date Owner's Notified: 1999-03-16 Date Received by ODI: 1999-03-15 Date Added to Database: 1999-03-23
Manufacturers Involved: Timpte, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 49
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: "PUP" TRAILERS, MODELS D2166 AND D2168, EQUIPPED WITH A FIXED TURNTABLE DOLLY WITH A TONGUE THAT WILL ATTACH TO A PINTLE HITCH ON THE LEAD UNIT. THE CAP SCREWS THAT ATTACH THE TURNTABLE TO THE SUSPENSION FRAME CAN BECOME DISCONNECTED FROM THE TRAILER.
Consequence:
      FAILURE OF THE FASTENED CONNECTION WHILE THE TRAILER IS IN USE COULD RESULT IN VEHICLE CRASH, DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER, AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CAP SCREWS ON THESE TRAILERS.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 1999. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TIMPTE AT 1-800-654-0636. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.