NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V680
Potential Number of Units Affected 223
These rear impact guards may not adequately reduce the possibility of a car traveling under the trailer in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the car driver.
Tremcar is recalling certain 2008-2017 Hutchinson and Tremcar 406 B-train Pups, 2012-2017 Hutchinson and Tremcar 406 2 Axle Semi-Trailers, 2015-2017 Tremcar 406 3 Axle Semi-Trailers, and 2013 Tremcar 406 Quad Wagon vehicles. The rear impact guards on these vehicles were manufactured with aluminum alloy of insufficient strength. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 223, "Rear Impact Guards."
Tremcar has notified owners, and dealers will replace the rear impact guards, free of charge. The recall began on October 31, 2017. Owners may contact Tremcar customer service at 1-800-363-2158.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
November 21, 2017