Defective Rear Impact Guards Prompt Strick Trailer Recall
Strick has announced a recall for trailers with unsafe safety guards.
The company is recalling certain model year 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2008-2012 Single axle van trailers equipped with rear impact guards that use gussets with part number 50185 and 50186. These rear impact guard gussets may have been manufactured improperly. These defective pieces put the vehicles in violation of the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 223, "Rear Impact Guards."
If the rear impact guards do not meet the safety standards, it can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Strick believes that about 230 trailers are equipped with the faulty parts.
The company will notify owners, and service centers will install reinforcements free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 29, 2016.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact Strick customer service at (704) 436-2590.