Coupler Improperly Welded – 2022 Quality Trailers A, AW, B, & DH Trailers

November 2, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V824000

Coupler Improperly Welded

Trailer separation from a tow vehicle can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V824

Manufacturer Quality Trailers Ohio, Inc.

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 534



Quality Trailers Ohio, Inc. (Quality Trailers) is recalling certain 2022 A, AW, B, and DH trailers. The coupler was improperly welded, which may cause a trailer to separate from the tow vehicle.



Quality Trailers will provide inspection instructions and replace the couplers, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact Quality Trailers customer service at 1-336-859-2501.



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


Chronology :

Received Product on 12/6/21 – Received Product Recall via mail early March 2022 – Checked Inventory found no defective couplers, but e-mailed our dealers with information on the recall on 3/11/22.


4 Affected Products




2 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V824-5796.pdf 646.578KB



Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V824-6922.PDF 214.235KB



Latest Recalls Documents



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  • NBJINGYI specializes in the production of trailer accessories. It has a group of professional and advanced production equipment and technical personnel who can provide customers with high-quality products at reasonable prices.
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