Van Trailers from Strick Recalled Due to Unsafe Rear Impact Guards

About 170 trailers are equipped with the defective rear impact guards

Van Trailers from Strick Recalled Due to Unsafe Rear Impact Guards
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May 11, 2016

Faulty rear impact guards are prompting a recall from Strick Trailers.

The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 single axle 28 foot van trailers equipped with rear impact guards using gussets 55997 and 555998. These rear impact guard gussets could increase the chances of injury in the event of a crash.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 223, "Rear Impact Guards."

The manufacturer is including about 170 trailers in its recall.

Strick will notify owners, and service centers will install reinforcements to the rear impact guards, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 17, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Strick customer service at (260) 692-1300.