Incorrect GVWR Label on Trailer Brake Actuator – 2024 McClain 10K, 12K, 15K, & 18K Boat Trailers

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June 6, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24V409000

Incorrect GVWR Label on Trailer Brake Actuator

An overloaded trailer brake actuator can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 24V409

Manufacturer McClain Trailers, Inc.

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 140



McClain Trailers Inc. (McClain Trailers) is recalling certain 2024 10K, 12K, 15K, and 18K boat trailers. The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) listed on the trailer brake actuator is incorrect, which can allow it to become overloaded.



McClain Trailers will mail corrected labels to owners, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 28, 2024. Owners may contact McClain Trailers customer service at 1-713-675-2761.



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 :

1/9/2024 – Lippert Engineering performed testing on the label rating.

1/25/2024 Lippert sent surge brake actuator to testing company for analysis. Results from independent testing company determined that the max rating should 19K.

2/9/2024 – Investigation of component completed. Set date to meet with the Safety Committee.

2/21/2024 – Safety Committee reviewed the information and concluded that the data reviewed indicated a unanimous vote for a voluntary recall. Investigation continued for to determine affected unit range.

2/26/2024 – Investigation concluded, range completed.


1 Affected Product




2 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report

RCLRPT-24V409-8098.PDF 213.45KB


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24V409-1671.pdf 758.084KB


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