East Manufacturing Announces Recall of Trailers Due to Low Grease Levels
A truck manufacturing company is issuing a recall due to a fire risk.
East Manufacturing Company is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Refuse, Dump, Dolly Tipper Genesis, Frame Genesis, Frameless Genesis, Frame S&P, and Truck Dolly trailers. The company believes that the affected trailers have an insufficient level of grease in the wheel end hubs.
A lack of grease in this part can result in overheating wheel bearings, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire. Additionally, the increased friction can cause a wheel to come off the vehicle while in use, which could result in a crash.
East has included 83 trailers in this recall.
The company will notify owners and dealers will inspect and add more grease to the wheel end hubs, as necessary, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin on September 9, 2015.
Customers with questions can contact East customer service at (330) 325-8204.