Faulty Brakes Prompt Dry Freight Van Trailer Recall from Vanguard

Faulty Brakes Prompt Dry Freight Van Trailer Recall from Vanguard
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February 2, 2016

A trucking manufacturer is issuing a recall for trailers due to defective brakes.

Vanguard National Trailer Corporation (Vanguard) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Dry Freight Van Trailers manufactured November 22, 2013, to November 12, 2014. The recalled models are equipped with certain Haldex Life Seal Type 30/30 Long Stroke Air Brake Actuators. The affected vehicles may experience brake drag due to an improperly seated diaphragm in the brake chamber.

Brake drag may result in a wheel end fire.

Vanguard believes that almost 100 vehicles are impacted by this defect.

The manufacturer will notify owners, and dealers will replace the actuators, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Vanguard customer service at (888) 253-3008.