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Recalls - 1993 STRICK BRIDGEMASTER

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY

Recall Number

93V101000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

THE ATTACHMENT MECHANISM CONNECTING THE REAR WHEEL ASSEMBLY TO THE FRAME MAY FAIL.

Defect Consequence

SHOULD A FAILURE OCCUR, THE REAR WHEEL ASSEMBLY WOULDSEPARATE FROM THE FRAME, WHICH COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL ANDAN ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

REINFORCE THE ATTACHMENT MECHANISM WITH MORE BOLTS AND WELD THESE BOLTS IN PLACE, REPLACE ANY MECHANISMS THAT DEMONSTRATE PREMATURE FATIGUE AND ADD SUPPORT STRAPS TO THE ATTACHMENT MECHANISM.

Notes

SYSTEM: STRUCTURE.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCK TRAILER CHASSIS USING A BIRDGEMASTER REAR WHEELASSEMBLY.NOTE: ALL PURCHASERS OF THIS EQUIPMENT ARE BEING NOTIFIED BY STRICK CORPORATIONAND ARE BEING ADVISED TO USE A VISUAL INSPECTION PROCEDURE ON THE EQUIPMENTIMMEDIATELY AND ON AN ONGOING BASIS. THE INSPECTION PROCEDURE INVOLVESINSPECTING THE TIGHTNESS OF THE BOLTS AND THE INTEGRITY OF CERTAIN WELDS. ALLEQUIPMENT WHICH FAILS TO MEET THE INSPECTION CRITERIA IS TO BE IMMEDIATELYGROUNDED UNTIL AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL CAN PERFORM NECESSARY REPAIRS.


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