UPDATED: Faulty Torsion Arm Weld Prompts Recall of Horse Trailers
Two manufacturers are issuing recalls for trailers that pose a separation risk.
C & B Quality Trailer Works and Snake River Trailer Company are recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Horse Trailers equipped with 3500 pound capacity torsion model axles made by Henderson Wheel. 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.
The following part numbers are included in the recall: B-7100A, B-7110A, HT-35XL, T35545EB, T35545I, T35550EB, T35550HB, T35550I, T35655EB and T35655I.
C& B believes that about 30 of its trailers are impacted by this defect, while Snake River lists 17 as potentially defective.
The trailer manufacturers will notify owners, and the axle manufacturer will supply a replacement axle free of charge and cover the labor costs needed to replace it. The recall is expected to begin in February 2016.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact C & B customer service and Snake River customer service at (208) 455-2768.