Defective Torsion Arm Assembly Prompts Recall of Trailers

Defective Torsion Arm Assembly Prompts Recall of Trailers
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December 9, 2015

A trailer manufacturer is recalling several models due to questions over suspension stability.

Trails West Manufacturing of Idaho has announced the recall of certain model year 2015-2016 Santa Fe II, Classic, Classic II, Sierra, Sierra II, Royale, Sierra Select, and Hot Shot trailers, equipped with 3500lb-capacity torsion model axles. The weld that secures the torsion arm assembly may fail allowing the tire, wheel, hub, and torsion arm to separate from the trailer.

A separation of the torsion arm can result in a reduction in vehicle stability, increasing the risk of a crash.

Trails West is including about 230 trailers in this recall.

Trails West will notify owners, and dealers will replace any suspect axles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Trails West customer service at (208) 852-2200.