Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Vehicle Make / Model:

   

Model Year(s):

     FEATHERLITE / TRAILER

   

2007-2012

Manufacturer: FEATHERLITE, INC.

Mfr's Report Date: MAR 01, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V396000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 127

Summary:
FEATHERLITE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 THROUGH 2012 FEATHERLITE TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH ARVINMERITOR AXLES THAT CONTAIN THE FAG BRAND BEARING SYSTEM. THE BEARING SYSTEM HAS EXHIBITED LOW DURABILITY LIFE IN CERTAIN VEHICLE APPLICATIONS.

Consequence:
PROLONGED USE OF THE SYSTEM IN THESE APPLICATIONS CAN RESULT IN THE DEGRADATION OF THE BEARING GREASE, THEREBY POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A BEARING FAILURE AND SUBSEQUENT WHEEL END FIRE.

Remedy:
FEATHERLITE HAS NOTIFIED OWNERS AND ARVINMERITOR IS PERFORMING THE REPAIRS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 29, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ARVINMERITOR'S ONTRAC PERFORMANCE PLUS CALL CENTER AT 1-866-668-7221 OR FEATHERLITE AT 1-563-547-6000.

Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .