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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

KIDRON, INCORPORATED RECALLS VAN TRAILERS

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
KIDRON / TRAILER
2003-2008
Manufacturer : KIDRON, INCORPORATED Mfr's Report Date : APR 10, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V168000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 706
Summary:
 KIDRON IS RECALLING 706 MY 2003-2008 VAN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH FIXED SPRING SUSPENSION WITH PINTLE HOOK OPTION INSTALLED. THE SUSPENSION MAY CRACK IN THE G-RAILS IN THE AREA BETWEEN THE PINTLE HOOK BOX ASSEMBLY ATTACHMENT AND THE REAR SPRING HANGER ATTACHMENT.
Consequence:
 CRACKS OVER TIME WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE PINTLE HOOK BOX ATTACHMENT BECOMES UNSAFE FOR DOUBLES OPERATIONS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 KIDRON WILL ADD REINFORCEMENTS IN THE AFFECTED AREA DISTRIBUTING THE LOAD OVER A LONGER PART OF THE G-RAIL. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 30, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIDRON AT 800-321-5421.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY 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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