Improperly Welded King Pin – 2024 Wabash DVDBHPC & DVCVHPC Dry Van Trailers

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May 30, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V383000

Improperly Welded King Pin

Unintentional movement of a detached king pin may cause a loss of trailer control, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V383

Manufacturer Wabash National Corporation


Potential Number of Units Affected 40



Wabash National Corporation (Wabash) is recalling certain 2024 DVDBHPC and DVCVHPC dry van trailers. The king pin was not welded properly, which can result in the king pin detaching within the upper coupler.



Dealers will replace the upper coupler assembly, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 28, 2023. Owners may contact Wabash customer service at 1-765-771-5404.



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 :

3/6/23, Noticed weld issue with robotic weld program on first shift. Removed suspect couplers from production. Edited and repaired computer program. Investigate last known change to computer program which was 2/21/23. Entered concern response to bring awareness to product safety team.

3/7/23, Safety team met, engineering determined this was not an immediate safety concern but should be addressed.

3/14/23, Safety Team determined to continue to investigate and meet with lead engineer.

3/16/23, Met with lead engineer.

3/28/23, Safety Team voted to discuss with outside counsel to determine what to escalate to the Safety committee.

3/29/23, Met with outside counsel, determined to escalate from a durability standpoint.

4/11/23, Safety team voted to escalate durability issue to the safety committee.

5/22/23, Safety committee voted to issue a voluntary safety recall.

As of 5/22/23, Wabash knows of no warranty claims and no field or service reports related to this issue.


1 Affected Product




2 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V383-9705.PDF 215.394KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V383-3135.pdf 792.128KB

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