Karavan Trailers Recalls KPSD Models Due to Axle Defect

The axles are prone to bending, resulting in the risk of tire failure

Karavan Trailers Recalls KPSD Models Due to Axle Defect
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April 29, 201

Potential tire failure has led to a recall from Karavan Trailers.

The auto manufacturer is issuing a recall for certain model year 2016 KPSD trailers. The axle spindle flange on the affected trailers may bend and result in abnormal tire camber, causing excessive wear on the tires.

Excessive wear may result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Nearly 200 trailers are impacted by this issue, according to the manufacturer.

The company was first notified of this problem on March 21, 2016, when one customer issued a complaint. Two similar claims arrived the next week. Subsequently, Karavan completed testing to assess these complaints, and in April made the decision to replace the axles.

Karavan will notify owners affected by the recall, but has not yet provided a notification schedule. Dealers will replace the axle assembly, free of charge.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Karavan customer service at (920) 928-6200.