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TRAIL KING TRAILER Vehicle Safety Recalls

1997 TRAIL KING TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 98V120012 Date: 19-Jan-1999

Build Dates: -- through --

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING

Number of units affected: 98

Component affected: WHEELS:RIM

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH AFTERMARKET ALUMINUM DUAL WHEELS, 22.5X8.25, ONE-PIECE, TUBELESS, SUPPLIED BY ACCURIDE/AKW. CERTAIN DESIGN REVISIONS COMBINED WITH PROCESS CONDITIONS CAUSED FATIGUE CRACKS IN THESE WHEELS.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE FAILURE OF THESE WHEELS.

Corrective Action: ACCURIDE/AKW WILL REPLACE THESE WHEELS.



1998 TRAIL KING TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V273000 Date: 20-Jul-2003

Build Dates: 19-Sep-1997 through 20-Aug-2003

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING

Number of units affected: 1189

Component affected: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH SEALCO SPRING BRAKE CONTROL VALVE ASSEMBLIES INCORPORATED IN ARVINMERITOR AXLES, PART NOS. 110700 AND 110800, THERE IS A RECESSED AREA ON TOP OF THE VALVE IN WHICH A BRASS GUIDE PIN FITS DOWN INSIDE THE BODY OF THE VALVE AND IS HELD IN PLACE BY A STEEL SNAP RING. THE RECESSED AREA ALLOWS ACCUMULATION OF WATER, DIRT, AND/OR CHEMICALS TO BUILD UP BEHIND THE SNAP RING TO THE POINT WHERE IT WILL NO LONGER CONTAIN THE GUIDE PIN RESULTING IN A FAILURE OF THE AIR VALVE.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: FAILURE OF THE VALVE IN AN EMPTY OR LIGHTLY LOADED TRAILER WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION COULD RESULT IN A HARD APPLICATION OF THE SPRING BRAKES, POSSIBLY LOCKING UP THE TRAILER WHEELS AND RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: SEALCO WILL PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO CUSTOMERS FREE OF CHARGE. 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 SEALCO AT 602-253-1007 OR TRAIL KING AT 701-282-3013.



1998 TRAIL KING TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 98V120012 Date: 19-Jan-1999

Build Dates: -- through --

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING

Number of units affected: 98

Component affected: WHEELS:RIM

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH AFTERMARKET ALUMINUM DUAL WHEELS, 22.5X8.25, ONE-PIECE, TUBELESS, SUPPLIED BY ACCURIDE/AKW. CERTAIN DESIGN REVISIONS COMBINED WITH PROCESS CONDITIONS CAUSED FATIGUE CRACKS IN THESE WHEELS.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE FAILURE OF THESE WHEELS.

Corrective Action: ACCURIDE/AKW WILL REPLACE THESE WHEELS.



1999 TRAIL KING TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V273000 Date: 20-Jul-2003

Build Dates: 19-Sep-1997 through 20-Aug-2003

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING

Number of units affected: 1189

Component affected: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH SEALCO SPRING BRAKE CONTROL VALVE ASSEMBLIES INCORPORATED IN ARVINMERITOR AXLES, PART NOS. 110700 AND 110800, THERE IS A RECESSED AREA ON TOP OF THE VALVE IN WHICH A BRASS GUIDE PIN FITS DOWN INSIDE THE BODY OF THE VALVE AND IS HELD IN PLACE BY A STEEL SNAP RING. THE RECESSED AREA ALLOWS ACCUMULATION OF WATER, DIRT, AND/OR CHEMICALS TO BUILD UP BEHIND THE SNAP RING TO THE POINT WHERE IT WILL NO LONGER CONTAIN THE GUIDE PIN RESULTING IN A FAILURE OF THE AIR VALVE.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: FAILURE OF THE VALVE IN AN EMPTY OR LIGHTLY LOADED TRAILER WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION COULD RESULT IN A HARD APPLICATION OF THE SPRING BRAKES, POSSIBLY LOCKING UP THE TRAILER WHEELS AND RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: SEALCO WILL PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO CUSTOMERS FREE OF CHARGE. 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 SEALCO AT 602-253-1007 OR TRAIL KING AT 701-282-3013.



2000 TRAIL KING TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V273000 Date: 20-Jul-2003

Build Dates: 19-Sep-1997 through 20-Aug-2003

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING

Number of units affected: 1189

Component affected: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH SEALCO SPRING BRAKE CONTROL VALVE ASSEMBLIES INCORPORATED IN ARVINMERITOR AXLES, PART NOS. 110700 AND 110800, THERE IS A RECESSED AREA ON TOP OF THE VALVE IN WHICH A BRASS GUIDE PIN FITS DOWN INSIDE THE BODY OF THE VALVE AND IS HELD IN PLACE BY A STEEL SNAP RING. THE RECESSED AREA ALLOWS ACCUMULATION OF WATER, DIRT, AND/OR CHEMICALS TO BUILD UP BEHIND THE SNAP RING TO THE POINT WHERE IT WILL NO LONGER CONTAIN THE GUIDE PIN RESULTING IN A FAILURE OF THE AIR VALVE.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: FAILURE OF THE VALVE IN AN EMPTY OR LIGHTLY LOADED TRAILER WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION COULD RESULT IN A HARD APPLICATION OF THE SPRING BRAKES, POSSIBLY LOCKING UP THE TRAILER WHEELS AND RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: SEALCO WILL PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO CUSTOMERS FREE OF CHARGE. 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 SEALCO AT 602-253-1007 OR TRAIL KING AT 701-282-3013.



2001 TRAIL KING TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V273000 Date: 20-Jul-2003

Build Dates: 19-Sep-1997 through 20-Aug-2003

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING

Number of units affected: 1189

Component affected: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH SEALCO SPRING BRAKE CONTROL VALVE ASSEMBLIES INCORPORATED IN ARVINMERITOR AXLES, PART NOS. 110700 AND 110800, THERE IS A RECESSED AREA ON TOP OF THE VALVE IN WHICH A BRASS GUIDE PIN FITS DOWN INSIDE THE BODY OF THE VALVE AND IS HELD IN PLACE BY A STEEL SNAP RING. THE RECESSED AREA ALLOWS ACCUMULATION OF WATER, DIRT, AND/OR CHEMICALS TO BUILD UP BEHIND THE SNAP RING TO THE POINT WHERE IT WILL NO LONGER CONTAIN THE GUIDE PIN RESULTING IN A FAILURE OF THE AIR VALVE.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: FAILURE OF THE VALVE IN AN EMPTY OR LIGHTLY LOADED TRAILER WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION COULD RESULT IN A HARD APPLICATION OF THE SPRING BRAKES, POSSIBLY LOCKING UP THE TRAILER WHEELS AND RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: SEALCO WILL PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO CUSTOMERS FREE OF CHARGE. 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 SEALCO AT 602-253-1007 OR TRAIL KING AT 701-282-3013.



2002 TRAIL KING TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V399000 Date: 20-Oct-2003

Build Dates: 20-Oct-2002 through 20-Dec-2002

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING

Number of units affected: 8

Component affected: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN DUMP TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH BENDIX EC-30T ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNITS (ECU). IF THE TRAILER-MOUNTED ABS WARNING LAMP CIRCUIT EXPERIENCES AN ELECTRICAL SHORT AND THE SHORT IS NOT REPAIRED, THE HIGH SIDE POWER SWITCH INSIDE THE ECU THAT CONTROLS THE ILLUMINATION OF THE TRAILER-MOUNTED ABS WARNING LAMP MAY EVENTUALLY BECOME THERMALLY STRESSED AND EXPERIENCE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: IF THE POWER SWITCH SHORTS, IT CAN RESULT IN AN OVER-CURRENT CONDITION IN THE ECU AND LEAD TO EXCESSIVE HEAT, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLE FIRE.

Corrective Action: BENDIX WILL PROVIDE A REMEDY KIT AND DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS AND ALSO PROVIDE A LABOR ALLOWANCE FOR THE REPAIR. 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 BENDIX AT 1-800-478-1793 OR TRAIL KING AT 605-996-6482.



2002 TRAIL KING TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V406000 Date: 20-Oct-2003

Build Dates: 20-May-2002 through 20-Sep-2002

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING

Number of units affected: 47

Component affected: TRAILER HITCHES

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN LOW BED TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH A 2- REMOVABLE KINGPIN, THE 2- REMOVABLE KINGPIN WAS PRODUCED WITH A SINGLE PASS WELD CONNECTING THE MOUNT TUBE AND 2- KINGPIN. SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRE A TRIPLE PASS WELD IN THIS AREA. ABNORMAL UPWARD FORCE CAN SEPARATE THE MOUNTING TUBE FROM THE 2- KINGPIN.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: IF THIS 2- REMOVABLE KINGPIN IS NOT REPLACED, THE TRAILER CAN SEPARATE FROM THE TOW VEHICLE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Action: OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A REPLACEMENT 2- REMOVABLE KINGPIN. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DURING OCTOBER 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TRAIL KING AT 1-605-996-6482.



2002 TRAIL KING TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 04V062000 Date: 20-Feb-2004

Build Dates: 20-Feb-2002 through 20-Nov-2003

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING

Number of units affected: 66

Component affected: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN DUMP AND LOWBED TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH WEBB WHEEL PLATINUM SERIES BRAKE DRUMS, THESE BRAKE DRUMS COULD CRACK ON THE BRAKING SURFACE.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS COULD RESULT IN REDUCTION OR COMPLETE LOSS OF BRAKING WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: WEBB WHEEL WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE BRAKE DRUMS. 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 WEBB WHEEL AT 1-800-633-3256 OR TRAIL KING AT 605-996-6482.



2003 TRAIL KING TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V406000 Date: 20-Oct-2003

Build Dates: 20-May-2002 through 20-Sep-2002

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING

Number of units affected: 47

Component affected: TRAILER HITCHES

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN LOW BED TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH A 2- REMOVABLE KINGPIN, THE 2- REMOVABLE KINGPIN WAS PRODUCED WITH A SINGLE PASS WELD CONNECTING THE MOUNT TUBE AND 2- KINGPIN. SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRE A TRIPLE PASS WELD IN THIS AREA. ABNORMAL UPWARD FORCE CAN SEPARATE THE MOUNTING TUBE FROM THE 2- KINGPIN.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: IF THIS 2- REMOVABLE KINGPIN IS NOT REPLACED, THE TRAILER CAN SEPARATE FROM THE TOW VEHICLE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Action: OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A REPLACEMENT 2- REMOVABLE KINGPIN. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DURING OCTOBER 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TRAIL KING AT 1-605-996-6482.



2003 TRAIL KING TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 04V062000 Date: 20-Feb-2004

Build Dates: 20-Feb-2002 through 20-Nov-2003

Manufacturer Filing Report: TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: TRAIL KING

Number of units affected: 66

Component affected: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN DUMP AND LOWBED TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH WEBB WHEEL PLATINUM SERIES BRAKE DRUMS, THESE BRAKE DRUMS COULD CRACK ON THE BRAKING SURFACE.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS COULD RESULT IN REDUCTION OR COMPLETE LOSS OF BRAKING WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: WEBB WHEEL WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE BRAKE DRUMS. 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 WEBB WHEEL AT 1-800-633-3256 OR TRAIL KING AT 605-996-6482.





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

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