Potential Axle Failure Prompts Recall from Vintage Trailers

Potential Axle Failure Prompts Recall from Vintage Trailers
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February 8, 2016

Vintage Trailers has issued a recall for vehicles due to incorrect labeling.

The trailer manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2009-2016 Intimidator, Aero, Outlaw, Bandit, and Crystal SS triple axle trailers. The affected trailers have a Federal Certification Label that incorrectly lists the gross axle weight rating (GAWR) of each axle as 5,200 pounds. The correct GAWR is actually 5,080 pounds.

If the operator overloads the trailer past the 15,200 pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) limit, axle failure may occur, increasing the risk of a crash.

These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 120, "Wheels and Rims- Other than Passenger Cars."

The company believes that about 375 trailers are incorrectly labeled.

Vintage will notify owners and will provide a corrected Federal Certification Label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 9, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Vintage customer service at (800) 233-5455.