Truck Manufacturer Recalls Suspension Systems Due to Separation Risk
Since runaway trailers rarely result in a positive outcome, one trucking manufacturer is issuing a recall.
SAF-Holland has announced the decision to recall certain CBX series Trailer Suspension Systems due to potentially defective pivot bolts. Failure of this piece of equipment can cause the suspension and attached axle to separate from the trailer it is connected to, increasing the risk of crash.
The bolts were used in CBX20, CBX23, CBX25, CBX40, and CBX69 Trailer suspensions as well as part of various repair kits. About 17,000 suspension systems are involved in the recall.
From Feb. 6, 2014 to April 24, 2014, 11 warranty claims were made in regards to failed pivot bolts, prompting an independent lab test. Analysis revealed that the bolts had quench cracks that existed prior to coating, which led to the decision to initiate a recall.
SAF-Holland will notify trailer owners, and dealers will replace the defective pivot bolts, free of charge. The notification began on Aug. 10, 2015. Customers with questions should contact the company at (888) 396-6501.