Mismatched Trailer Weight Ratings Lead to Stoughton Recall
Stoughton Trailers has announced a recall due to incorrect safety labels.
The company is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Barrett P gooseneck trailers. The affected trailers have an Upper Coupler Section with a Gross Trailer Weight Rating (GTWR) of 25,000 pounds. However, the trailer has an assigned Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of over 25,000 pounds.
If the trailer is loaded past 25,000 pounds, the upper coupler may fail, causing separation of the trailer from the tow vehicle. This condition would increase the risk of a crash.
The company is including 10 trailers in its recall.
Stoughton will notify owners and depending on the trailer GVWR, dealers will either replace the upper coupler slide-in inner tube or the trailers will need to be returned to the manufacturer to have the upper coupler replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2016.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact Stoughton customer service at (608) 873-2500.