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NHTSA Recall 11V191000

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NHTSA Recall 11V191000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	11V191000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     UTILITY / VS2RA 	    	2011
Manufacturer: UTILITY TRAILER MANUFACTURING COMPANY 	Mfr's Report Date: MAR 16, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V191000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SLACK ADJUSTERS:AUTOMATIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 105
Summary:
UTILITY TRAILER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 VS2RA HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS, MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 2010 THROUGH MARCH 2011, EQUIPPED WITH GUNITE AUTOMATIC SLACK ADJUSTERS. DUE TO AN INCOMPLETE "KNITTING" OF THE IRON AT THE TIME OF CASTING, INADEQUATE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THE SLACK ADJUSTER HOUSING CAN OCCUR, WHICH COULD CAUSE THE HOUSING TO BREAK AT THE HANDLE UNDER NORMAL OPERATING LOADS.
Consequence:
SLACK ADJUSTERS WITH THIS FLOW NOTCH COULD CRACK UNDER NORMAL BRAKING CONDITIONS CAUSING LOSS OF BRAKING WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
UTILITY TRAILER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SUBJECT SLACK ADJUSTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GUNITE AT 1-800-677-3786.
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 .



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