TIMPTE TDH 2010: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

Make : TIMPTE Model : TDH Year : 2010
Build Dates : 2009-03-31 - 2010-03-16
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 10V515000
Date Owner's Notified: 2010-11-05 Date Received by ODI: 2010-10-18 Date Added to Database: 2010-10-27
Manufacturers Involved: Timpte, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 296
Summary:
      TIMPTE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2011 TDH TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH ALUMINUM UPPER COUPLERS. THESE TRAILERS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO FRACTURE SOME OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS OF THE UPPER COUPLER.
Consequence:
      THIS COULD CAUSE PREMATURE FAILURE OF THE UPPER COUPLER INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY TO THE DRIVER.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL UPDATED REINFORCEMENT BRACKETS TO THE MAIN BEAM AND FRONT SUPPORT CHANNELS TO PREVENT POSSIBLE FAILURES. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 5, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TIMPTE AT 1-402-367-3056.
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 .