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Recalls - 1996 TIMPTE TRAILER

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

STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM

Recall Number

95V249007

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

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.

Defect Consequence

THIS CRACK CAN REDUCE THE EFFECTIVE SERVICE LIFE OF THE SPINDLE AND CAUSE THE SPINDLE TO FRACTURE DURING NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

EATON WILL USE PORTABLE ULTRASONIC TESTING EQUIPMENT TO INSPECT EACH SUSPECT TRAILER AXLE. TRAILER AXLES CONTAINING DEFECTIVE SPINDLES WILL BE REPLACED WITH EQUIVALENT AXLES.

Notes

SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; I-BEAM; FRONT SPINDLE. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: DRY BULK HOPPER AND STRAIGHT OR LEVEL FLOOR TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH EATON AXLES (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.


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