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Recalls - 2010 COTTRELL 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

POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

Recall Number

11V594000

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

COTTRELL IS RECALLING ALL MODELS OF COTTRELL TRAILERS, MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2011, EQUIPPED WITH MERITOR AXLES THAT CONTAIN THE FAG BRAND BEARING SYSTEM. THE BEARING SYSTEM HAS EXHIBITED LOW DURABILITY LIFE IN CERTAIN VEHICLE APPLICATIONS.

Defect Consequence

PROLONGED USE OF THE SYSTEM IN THESE APPLICATIONS CAN RESULT IN THE DEGRADATION OF THE BEARING GREASE, THEREBY POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A BEARING FAILURE AND SUBSEQUENT WHEEL END FIRE.

Defect Corrective Action

MERITOR IS HANDLING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. PLEASE SEE MERITORS RECALL (NHTSA NO. 11E-015). MERITOR WILL PERFORM THE REPAIRS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERITOR'S ONTRAC PERFORMANCE PLUS CALL CENTER AT 1-866-668-7221.

Notes

OWNERS 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 .


Component Description

SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY

Recall Number

12V370000

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

Cottrell is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 trailers equipped with a Meritor axle. The bearing system has exhibited low durability life in certain vehicle applications.

Defect Consequence

Prolonged use of the system in these applications can result in the degradation of the bearing grease, thereby potentially resulting in a bearing failure and subsequent wheel end fire.

Defect Corrective Action

Cottrell is working with the Meritor to identify and repair the vehicles that contain the subject axles free of charge. The recall began on July 27, 2012. This recall campaign supersedes previous recall campaign 11V-594. Trailers that were repaired under the previous campaign will also need to be repaired under this campaign. Owners may contact Meritor OnTrac Performance Plus Call Center at 1-866-668-7221, option 5.

Notes

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.


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