Welds Prone to Cracking Prompt Trailer Recall from Fontaine
An auto manufacturer is issuing a recall for trailers due to the threat of structural damage.
Fontaine Trailer Company is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Revolution flat trailers. The affected trailers have welds that may crack where the structural support member attaches to the frame hanger.
If the welds crack, the structural member may also crack and the structural support member may separate from the frame hanger resulting in a failure of the slider box, which could increase the risk of a crash.
Fontaine is including about 550 trailers in this recall.
Fontaine will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailers and repair any cracks, as necessary. Additional reinforcing components will also be added. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 9, 2015.
Owners with questions about the recall can contact Fontaine customer service at (205) 485-1300.