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Recalls - 2005 COTTRELL C-8ENC

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

STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS

Recall Number

07V548000

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

ON CERTAIN CAR HAUL TRAILERS THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH ROOFS THAT RAISE AND LOWER, THE ROOFS ARE ATTACHED TO A RAISING/LOWERING MECHANISM BY ROUND TUBES THAT ARE WELDED TO THE ROOF. THERE ARE 4 TUBES WELDED TO EACH ROOF AND 2 ROOFS PER EACH COMPLETE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT. THE BASE MATERIAL AROUND THE WELDED CONNECTION MAY EXPERIENCE A FATIGUE FAILURE DURING HIGH MILEAGE OPERATION.

Defect Consequence

SHOULD FAILURE OCCUR ON ALL FOUR LIFT POINTS, THE ROOF MIGHT SEPARATE FROM THE TRAILER INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH TO FOLLOWING VEHICLES.

Defect Corrective Action

COTTRELL OR A REPAIR FACILITY AUTHORIZED BY COTRELL WILL ADD AN ADDITIONAL WELD PASS AROUND THE ROOF LIFT TUBE, INSTALL AN INNER AND OUTER GUSSET TYING THE ROOF INTO THE ROOF LIFT TUBE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 21, 2007. ALL OWNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED.

Notes

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


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