Defective Axle Nut Leads to Recall from Great Dane Trailers
A truck manufacturer is issuing a recall due to a suspension defect.
Great Dane Trailers is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2016 Dry Freight and Converter Dollies trailers. During production, the axle nut retaining clips may not have been properly seated or may have been omitted from the axle assemblies. Without a properly seated axle nut retaining clip, the wheel nut may loosen resulting in excessive wheel end play and a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
The manufacturer believes that about 1,800 trailers are potentially affected by this issue.
Great Dane will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to verify that the axle nut retaining clips are properly installed, correcting them as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners with questions about the recall can contact Great Dane customer service at (877) 369-3493.