WABASH TRAILER 2000: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : WABASH Model : TRAILER Year : 2000
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V208000
Date Owner's Notified: 2003-06-30 Date Received by ODI: 2003-06-04 Date Added to Database: 2003-06-04
Manufacturers Involved: Wabash National Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 2003-1
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2291
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN FLAT BED TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH KINEDYNE WINCHES THAT ATTACH TO THE LOWER FLANGE OF A FLAT BED TRAILER'S SIDE RAIL, THROUGH REPEATED USE OF THE WINCH TO SECURE CARGO ON THE BACK OF A FLAT BED TRAILER, AND BECAUSE OF FORKLIFTS STRIKING THE WINCHES, THE WINCH CLIP CAN BECOME DAMAGED/BENT AND "OPEN UP."
Consequence:
      THIS "OPENING UP" COULD ALLOW THE WINCH TO COME LOOSE FROM THE TRAILER, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WINCH SYSTEM INCLUDING THE WINCH CLIPS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 30, 2003. 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 WABASH AT 1-756-771-5300.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      WABASH RECALL NO. 2003-1.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.