Make : UTILITY TRAILER Model : VS2DX Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2011-04-01 - 2013-05-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V463000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-10-08 Date Received by ODI: 2014-07-30 Date Added to Database: 2014-07-30
Manufacturers Involved: Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SB-07-011/370258
Component: STRUCTURE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2098
      Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company "Utility" is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 VS1RA, and 2013-2014 VS1DC, VS2DX, VS2RA, VS3DX, and VS3RA trailers manufactured April 2011, to May 2013. The pintle hook tube sub assembly that is welded to the pintle hook safety chain loop may break and fall off the vehicle.
      If the loop were to break off, the air lines and electrical lines would detach, applying the towed trailer's brakes, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
      Utility will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the pintle hook safety chain loop if it is cracked, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Utility customer service at 1-800-423-6591. Utility's number for this recall is SB 07-011/370258.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.