US CARGO TRAILER 2000: SUSPENSION

Make : US CARGO Model : TRAILER Year : 2000
Build Dates : 2000-06-01 - 2000-09-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V358008
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2001-01-04 Date Added to Database: 2001-06-06
Manufacturers Involved: RENEGADE KIBBI, INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 111
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH DEXTER AXLES THAT WERE MANUFACTURED WITH A BEARING OPTION KNOWN AS NEV-R-LUBE. THE OPTIONAL HUB UTILIZES A SEALED CARTRIDGE BEARING WHICH IS HELD IN PLACE WITH A RETAINING RING THAT PREVENTS THE HUB FROM SHIFTING ON THE BEARING. SOME OF THESE AXLE ASSEMBLIES WERE PRODUCED WITHOUT THE RETAINING RING.
Consequence:
      THE ABSENCE OF THE RETAINING RING CAN ALLOW THE HUB TO SHIFT INWARD AND MAY RESULT IN BRAKE INTERFERENCE OR TIRE CONTACT TO THE VEHICLE STRUCTURE. BRAKING PROBLEMS CAN RESULT IN A LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. TIRE CONTACT TO THE VEHICLE STRUCTURE CAN RESULT IN OVERHEATING AND POTENTIALLY LEAD TO A FIRE OR CAUSE THE TIRE TO BLOWOUT.
Remedy:
      DEXTER AXLE WILL INSPECT AND REPAIR THE AFFECTED AXLES FREE OF CHARGE.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      DEXTER AXLE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 26, 2000. 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 DEXTER AXLE AT 800-400-2164 OR RENEGADE/KIBBI AT 1-219-522-1126.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.