Recall report: Steering arm failure impacts two trailer brands

Updated Jul 26, 2021
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The following safety recalls were issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • East Manufacturing is recalling certain 2018-2021 MMX trailers equipped with Ingersoll Smart-Steer self steer axles. The steering arm may detach from the steering knuckle during certain low-speed, high-side loading maneuvers. A detached steering arm may cause a loss of steering control. In addition, attachment hardware may fall and become a road hazard. Both of these scenarios can increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 295 vehicles are affected by the recall.
  • Forest River is recalling certain 2015-2017 Coachmen Cross Country, 2015 Coachmen Encore, 2016-2020 Coachmen Mirada, 2018-2021 Coachmen Sportscoach, 2019-2021 Forest River Berkshire, 2011-2016 Forest River Blue Ridge, 2014-2019 Forest River Cardinal, 2014-2020 Forest River Cedar Creek, 2014-2021 Forest River Georgetown, 2019 Forest River Legacy, and 2017-2018 Forest River Riverstone recreational vehicles equipped with Hehr 6400 Series windows. The adhesive that bonds the vented portion of the window may fail. Adhesive failure may cause the vent portion of the window to detach, increasing the risk of a crash or injury. NHTSA says potentially 825 vehicles are affected by the recall.
  • Mac Trailer is recalling certain 2017-2020 Dump trailers equipped with Ingersoll Smart-Steer self steer axles. The steering arm may detach from the steering knuckle during certain low-speed, high-side loading maneuvers. A detached steering arm may cause a loss of steering control. In addition, attachment hardware may fall and become a road hazard. Both of these scenarios can increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 53 vehicles are affected by the recall.
  • Mickey Truck Bodies is recalling certain 2017 Freightliner M2, M2-106, International 4300, and 2018 Peterbilt 220 vehicles equipped with certain model lift gates that contain a license plate kit with part number 298872-01. The light kit does not properly illuminate the license plate, shining rearward, instead of downward as intended. The improper lighting may confuse other drivers on the road, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 89 vehicles are affected by the recall.
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