Risk of Detachment Prompts UTC Group to Recall Trailers

High Wind Conditions may cause Trailer to Detach

Risk of Detachment Prompts UTC Group to Recall Trailers
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October 14, 2016

Universal Trailer Cargo Group (UTC Group) is recalling 89 model year 2015-2016 Haulmark and Wells Cargo Aluminum Snowmobile trailers. The recalled models include the HAS85X16DT2, HAS85X20DT2, HAS85X22DT2, HAS85X24DT2, WAS85X1622, WAS85X2022, and WAS85X2422.

Crosswinds may result in the trailers tipping or lifting, possibly causing the couplers to tear.

If the coupler tears, the trailer can separate from the tow vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

UTC Group will notify owners, and dealers will attach a reinforcement plate assembly and extra coupler tube to each trailer, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 24, 2016.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact UTC Group customer service at (574) 264-9661. UTC Group's number for this recall is ID119915.