US CARGO TRAILER 1996: STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM

Make : US CARGO Model : TRAILER Year : 1996
Build Dates : 1995-11-01 - 1995-11-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 95V249001
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 1995-12-02 Date Added to Database: 1996-04-17
Manufacturers Involved: TRAILERS BY DORSEY, INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 50
Summary:
      THESE AXLES CONSIST OF A STEEL TUBULAR CENTER SECTION AND FORGED STEEL SPINDLES THAT ARE WELDED TO EACH END OF THE TUBE. EITHER SPINDLE CAN CONTAIN A CIRCUMFERENTIAL CRACK THROUGH A PORTION OF ITS CROSS SECTION.
Consequence:
      THIS CRACK CAN REDUCE THE EFFECTIVE SERVICE LIFE OFTHE SPINDLE AND CAUSE THE SPINDLE TO FRACTURE DURING NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
      EATON WILL USE PORTABLE ULTRASONIC TESTING EQUIPMENT TO INSPECT EACH SUSPECT TRAILER AXLE. TRAILER AXLES CONTAINING DEFECTIVE SPINDLES WILL BE REPLACED WITH EQUIVALENT AXLES.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; I-BEAM; FRONT SPINDLE.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: VAN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH EATON AXLES, MODELS EST225J, EST230J, AND ESR230J. 'SEE EATON CAMPAIGN NO. 95E039'.NOTE: 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 EATON AT 1-616-342-3239. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.