24E031 – Bearing Journals May Not Be Fully Seated – W&C SL2065 Steerable Lift Axle Suspension Systems

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April 3, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24E031000

Bearing Journals May Not Be Fully Seated

A loose spindle may fracture, becoming a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 24E031

Manufacturer Watson & Chalin Manufacturing, Inc.

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 24

 

Summary

Watson & Chalin Manufacturing, Inc. (W&C) is recalling certain SL2065 steerable lift axle suspension systems with a 20,000lb capacity. The bearing journals may not be fully seated into the left and right-side steering knuckle assembly.

 

Remedy

W&C will work with commercial vehicle manufacturers and vehicle owners to provide and assist with the installation of replacement axle subassemblies, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact W&C customer service at 1-972-838-1266 or 1-972-547-6020. W&C’s number for this recall is W&C 2024-01.

 

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.

 


Chronology :

10/20/2023 – W&C received preliminary information regarding a potential condition associated with bearing journals not being fully seated on certain steering knuckle assembly components that Hendrickson had supplied to W&C. Such steering knuckle assembly components were equipped on a limited number of W&C SL2065 steerable auxiliary lift axle suspension assemblies.

11/13/2023 – W&C provided Peterbilt Motors Company and Kenworth Truck Company with preliminary information regarding the above-referenced potential condition associated with steering knuckle assembly components equipped on a limited number of W&C SL2065 steerable auxiliary lift axle suspension assemblies.

11/17/2023 – W&C created a new replacement axle subassembly part number intended for installation on affected W&C SL2065 steerable auxiliary lift axle suspension assemblies.

12/08/2023 – W&C started manufacture of the replacement axle subassemblies (including steering knuckles, brakes, hubs, shocks and tie rod assembly components, along with a hardware kit).

12/20/2023 – W&C started (1) shipping the replacement axle subassemblies to appropriate locations as designated by Peterbilt Motors Company and Kenworth Truck Company and (2) and started assisting, as needed, Peterbilt, Kenworth, and their respective dealers, body builder installers, and/or end user trucking fleets with installation, per W&C instructions, of replacement axle subassemblies on affected W&C SL2065 lift axle suspension assemblies.

 


1 Affected Product

Equipment

BRAND PART NO. PRODUCTION DATES
WATSON & CHALIN SL2065

 


2 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-24E031-9552.PDF 215.848KB

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24E031-4469.pdf 705.573KB

 


Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most recent Recall Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=24E031&docType=RCL

 


 

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