Potentially Defective Suspension Leads to Recall from Kaufman Trailers

The manufacturer is including about 520 trailers in its recall

Potentially Defective Suspension Leads to Recall from Kaufman Trailers
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May 16, 2016

Kaufman Trailers has announced a recall for products due to suspension issues.

The company is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Flatbed Equipment and Wedge Car Hauler trailers. The lock nuts that secure the axle hanger to the springs may not have been properly crimped, allowing the nut to loosen and detach during operation.

If the nuts were to fall off, the bolts could loosen, and the axle may disconnect from the spring hangers, shifting or detaching from the trailer and increasing the risk of a crash.

The manufacturer believes that about 520 trailers are potentially affected by this issue.

Kaufman will notify owners of the recalled Flatbed Equipment and Wedge Car Hauler trailers, and provide them with new Nylock replacement nuts, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin sometime this month.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Kaufman customer service at (336) 790-6800.