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TRAIL KING SHR Vehicle Safety Recalls

1997 TRAIL KING SHR
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V533000 Date: 20-Dec-2003

Build Dates: 19-Jan-1997 through --

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 616

Component affected: STRUCTURE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN DUMP TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH FIFTH WHEEL PLATES, CRACKS ARE VISIBLE IN THE PLATE LOCATED AROUND THE HOIST MOUNTS AND KING PIN.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS COULD CAUSE FAILURE OF THE TRAILER AND RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL EITHER PROVIDE A GUSSET, FREE OF CHARGE, OR REPLACE THE PLATE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 8, 2004. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TRAIL KING AT 1-800-545-1549.



1998 TRAIL KING SHR
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V533000 Date: 20-Dec-2003

Build Dates: 19-Jan-1997 through --

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 616

Component affected: STRUCTURE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN DUMP TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH FIFTH WHEEL PLATES, CRACKS ARE VISIBLE IN THE PLATE LOCATED AROUND THE HOIST MOUNTS AND KING PIN.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS COULD CAUSE FAILURE OF THE TRAILER AND RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL EITHER PROVIDE A GUSSET, FREE OF CHARGE, OR REPLACE THE PLATE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 8, 2004. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TRAIL KING AT 1-800-545-1549.



1999 TRAIL KING SHR
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V533000 Date: 20-Dec-2003

Build Dates: 19-Jan-1997 through --

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 616

Component affected: STRUCTURE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN DUMP TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH FIFTH WHEEL PLATES, CRACKS ARE VISIBLE IN THE PLATE LOCATED AROUND THE HOIST MOUNTS AND KING PIN.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS COULD CAUSE FAILURE OF THE TRAILER AND RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL EITHER PROVIDE A GUSSET, FREE OF CHARGE, OR REPLACE THE PLATE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 8, 2004. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TRAIL KING AT 1-800-545-1549.



2000 TRAIL KING SHR
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V533000 Date: 20-Dec-2003

Build Dates: 19-Jan-1997 through --

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 616

Component affected: STRUCTURE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN DUMP TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH FIFTH WHEEL PLATES, CRACKS ARE VISIBLE IN THE PLATE LOCATED AROUND THE HOIST MOUNTS AND KING PIN.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS COULD CAUSE FAILURE OF THE TRAILER AND RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL EITHER PROVIDE A GUSSET, FREE OF CHARGE, OR REPLACE THE PLATE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 8, 2004. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TRAIL KING AT 1-800-545-1549.



2001 TRAIL KING SHR
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V533000 Date: 20-Dec-2003

Build Dates: 19-Jan-1997 through --

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 616

Component affected: STRUCTURE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN DUMP TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH FIFTH WHEEL PLATES, CRACKS ARE VISIBLE IN THE PLATE LOCATED AROUND THE HOIST MOUNTS AND KING PIN.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS COULD CAUSE FAILURE OF THE TRAILER AND RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL EITHER PROVIDE A GUSSET, FREE OF CHARGE, OR REPLACE THE PLATE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 8, 2004. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TRAIL KING AT 1-800-545-1549.



2002 TRAIL KING SHR
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V533000 Date: 20-Dec-2003

Build Dates: 19-Jan-1997 through --

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 616

Component affected: STRUCTURE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN DUMP TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH FIFTH WHEEL PLATES, CRACKS ARE VISIBLE IN THE PLATE LOCATED AROUND THE HOIST MOUNTS AND KING PIN.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS COULD CAUSE FAILURE OF THE TRAILER AND RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL EITHER PROVIDE A GUSSET, FREE OF CHARGE, OR REPLACE THE PLATE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 8, 2004. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TRAIL KING AT 1-800-545-1549.



2003 TRAIL KING SHR
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V533000 Date: 20-Dec-2003

Build Dates: 19-Jan-1997 through --

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 616

Component affected: STRUCTURE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN DUMP TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH FIFTH WHEEL PLATES, CRACKS ARE VISIBLE IN THE PLATE LOCATED AROUND THE HOIST MOUNTS AND KING PIN.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS COULD CAUSE FAILURE OF THE TRAILER AND RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL EITHER PROVIDE A GUSSET, FREE OF CHARGE, OR REPLACE THE PLATE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 8, 2004. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TRAIL KING AT 1-800-545-1549.



2004 TRAIL KING SHR
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V533000 Date: 20-Dec-2003

Build Dates: 19-Jan-1997 through --

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected: 616

Component affected: STRUCTURE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN DUMP TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH FIFTH WHEEL PLATES, CRACKS ARE VISIBLE IN THE PLATE LOCATED AROUND THE HOIST MOUNTS AND KING PIN.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS COULD CAUSE FAILURE OF THE TRAILER AND RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL EITHER PROVIDE A GUSSET, FREE OF CHARGE, OR REPLACE THE PLATE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 8, 2004. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TRAIL KING AT 1-800-545-1549.



2004 TRAIL KING SHR
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 07V018000 Date: 20-Jan-2007

Build Dates: -- through --

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Number of units affected:

Component affected: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN TRAILERS, DURING MANUFACTURE, SOME OF THE PIPE FITTINGS WERE DRILLED TOO DEEP, RESULTING IN A THIN WALL IN THE MALE PIPE THREAD. THE MALE PIPE THREAD MAY BREAK OFF DURING OR AFTER ASSEMBLY.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: IF THE FITTING FAILS WHILE IN USE, THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM COULD DEPRESSURIZE, CAUSING THE BRAKES TO ENGAGE SUDDENLY, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: TRAIL KING IS WORKING WITH BRASSCRAFT TO REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE FITTING FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 06E082). THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 19, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRASSCRAFT AT 248-305-6000 OR TRAIL KING AT 1-800-762-5557.





* NHTSA is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: NHTSA.gov

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