Axle May Crack and Separate – 2021 East Texas Tank Trailers

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October 3, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V735000

Axle May Crack and Separate

Cracking or separation of the axle and spindle can increase the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V735

Manufacturer East Texas Trailer

Components SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 3

 

Summary

East Texas Trailer (East Texas) is recalling certain 2021 Tank trailers equipped with Besser Pro 7000 lbs. Tubular Straight Axle assemblies. The weld that joins the spindle and the main axle may have been improperly placed, which can cause cracking or separation of the axle from the spindle.

 

Remedy

Dealers will inspect the axle serial numbers, and replace the axles as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed October 24, 2022. Owners may contact East Texas customer service at 1-903-378-3303.

 

Notes

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.nhtsa.gov.

 


This notice is sent to you in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

That a safety related defect may exist with certain 2021 Tank trailers equipped with Besser Pro 7000lbs. Tubular Straight Axle assemblies. The weld that joins the spindle and the main axle may have been improperly placed, which can cause cracking or separation of the axle from the spindle.

You are receiving this letter because East Texas Trailers has determined that you have received/sold a trailer with these axles that may contain a safety-related defect.

 

What is the Problem?

Due to a manufacturing error, the weld joining the spindle to the main beam of the axle may not be properly placed, which could result in improper weld penetration or in an otherwise deficient weld. The potential deficient weld could fail when stressed by a heavy load or hard impact. Upon examination of the spindle welds, any evidence of cracking means the axle has been overstressed is evidence that it could break under further pressure. A weld failure could result in cracking of the axle or separation of the spindle, which increases the risk of a crash.

 

What Should You Do?

Trailers Sold with the Recalled Axles:   If you have sold a trailer with these recalled axles (7K 74 HF 58

SC Idler) please contact Besser’s Quality Assurance Representative info@besserpro.com or 903-6534733 with the contact information of those consumers. Dealers will inspect the axle serial numbers, and replace the axles as necessary, free of charge. Serial Numbers (2020016751, 2020016752, 2020016757, 2020016758, 2020016759, 2020016760)

 

If You Own a Trailer with Recalled Axles:   If you have purchased a trailer with recalled axles (7K 74 HF 58 SC Idler) please contact Besser’s Quality Assurance Representative info@besserpro.com or 903653-4733. Dealers will inspect the axle serial numbers, and replace the axles as necessary, free of charge. Serial Numbers (2020016751, 2020016752, 2020016757, 2020016758, 2020016759, 2020016760)

If East Texas Trailers is unable to arrange service as described above without charge within a 60 day period upon contacting Braun Industries, you may submit a complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20590 or call toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Any lessor who receives a notification of a determination of a safety-related defect or noncompliance pertaining to any leased motor vehicle shall send a copy of such notice to the lessee of a leased motor vehicle, by first-class mail to the most recent lessee known to the lessor. Such notification shall be mailed within ten days of the lessor's receipt of the notification from the vehicle manufacturer. This requirement applies to both initial and follow-up notifications but does not apply where the manufacturer has notified a lessor's lessees directly.

 


Chronology :

July 2022 Besser notified East Texas Trailers of the recall of the 7K 74 HF 58 SC Idler Axle (TS70740580865CITC ).

Sept 3-5 2022 Figured out what trailers the axles went on, Reviewed older invoices to see what dealers those recalled axles went to.

Sept 6 2022 We checked to see if there has been any warranty clams on trailer with that axle and there has not been any claims yet.

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
EAST TEXAS TANK TRAILER 2021

 


9 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V735-8447.PDF 212.648KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V735-4285.pdf 242.426KB

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Recall 573 Report- 10/07/2022

RCLRPT-22V735-2101.PDF 213.243KB

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Recall 573 Report- 10/07/2022

RCLRPT-22V735-8127.PDF 213.333KB

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Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V735-1314.pdf 121.388KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2022-4

RCLQRT-22V735-5848.PDF 211.121KB

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Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V735-4797.pdf 172.155KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-22V735-4409.pdf 172.496KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2023-1

RCLQRT-22V735-6054.PDF 211.216KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V735&docType=RCL

 


 

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