Travel Trailers from Heartland Include Incorrect Safety Chains

The manufacturing error could result in the trailer separating from the vehicle

Travel Trailers from Heartland Include Incorrect Safety Chains
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April 21, 2016

Heartland Recreational Vehicles has announced a recall for trailers due to a manufacturing error.

The company is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Torque travel trailers, models T31 and T32. The affected vehicles are equipped with safety chains on the A-frame that are rated for 11,700 pounds instead of being rated equal to, or greater than, the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the travel trailer.

In the event the main trailer connection fails, the weight of the trailer can break the safety chains. This would allow the trailer to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

The company believes that about 30 trailers are affected by this issue.

Heartland will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing safety chains with chains that have a 16,200 pound rating, free of charge. The recall is scheduled to begin by the end of April 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Heartland customer service at (877) 262-8032 or by email at parts@heartlandrvs.com.