Pintle Mounting may Fail and Trailer may Detach - 2016-2019 Stoughton DVW Trailers

January 28, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V055000

Pintle Mounting may Fail and Trailer may Detach

A trailer that detaches from the tow vehicle increases the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V055

Manufacturer Stoughton Trailers, LLC

Components TRAILER HITCHES

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,384

 

Summary

Stoughton Trailers, LLC (Stoughton) is recalling certain 2016-2019 DVW trailers. The forward attachment points for the pintle mounting assembly may crack, leading to the detachment of the pintle assembly from the trailer and therefore detaching the trailer in tow.

 

Remedy

Stoughton will notify owners, and dealers will repair the cracks and reinforce the mounting, free of charge. The recall began March 25, 2019. Owners may contact Stoughton customer service at 1-608-873-2580.

 

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.safercar.gov.


Stoughton Trailers,  

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

This notice applies to your vehicles with the VIN’s on the attached list

 

March 22, 2019

 

RE:  Notice of possible defect
NHTSA Safety Recall #19V055

 

Dear Owner of STOUGHTON Brand Trailers,

 

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.  Stoughton Trailers, LLC (Stoughton) has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain model years 2016, 2017 and 2019 model DVW STOUGHTON brand trailers.  This recall will affect certain trailers built in 2015, 2016 and 2018 that are 28 ft long with certain bolt on pintle mounting assemblies.

 

The Stoughton Trailers recall has been assigned the NHTSA recall number 19V055.

 

Description of Defect:

The pintle hook assembly consist of the pintle mounting tube welded to plates on each side that are part of the vertical rear impact guard legs.  This assembly is bolted to vertical plates on the bottom side of the rear frame sill and to the rear attachment plates of the suspension body rails. Fatigue cracks were found between the sill plates and the sill as well as the forward flanges on the rear impact guard legs where it bolts to the suspension body rails.  If not corrected this could lead to the detachment of the pintle assembly from the trailer and therefore the detachment of the trailer in tow which may cause personal injury or death.

 

Remedy:

The remedy consists of repairing any existing fatigue cracks, adding reinforcements to the rear impact bumper legs and adding larger forward gussets.  Specific instructions for your fleet repair will be provided (RD-00077) and will take approximately 5 man hours to complete.  We will provide repair kits and send out representatives to instruct maintenance shops of your choice on how to install.

The cost of the repair will be covered by Stoughton Trailers at a rate of $325.00 per trailer.  If you no longer own this trailer, please contact Stoughton to provide the new owner information.  Stoughton will then contact the new owner.  If you are the lessor of this vehicle, please forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within 10 days to comply with federal regulations.

If you have already paid to have your trailer repaired to correct the aforementioned conditions, you may be eligible for reimbursement of the charges you paid for that repair.  To learn more about what you need to do to obtain reimbursement or if you have any other questions or concerns, please contact Stoughton Trailer Customer Service and Warranty Department at:

Stoughton Trailer Customer Service
Phone: 608-873-2555
Toll Free: 866-725-0044
Fax: 608-873-2566
[email protected]

 

If after having attempted to take advantage of this recall you believe you have not been able to have your trailer remedied without charge and within a reasonable amount of time, you may submit a complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20590 or call the toll-free vehicle safety hotline at 1888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience this defect may cause, but the public safety is our first concern.

 

Sincerely,

Jackie Kell

Jackie Kell
Manager Customer Service
STOUGHTON TRAILERS, LLC


4 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
STOUGHTON DVW 2016-2019

3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V055-7077.pdf 245.544KB

Download (PDF, 240KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V055-2682.PDF 215.31KB

Download (PDF, 210KB)


Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-19V055-9102.pdf 133.982KB

Download (PDF, 131KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V055&docType=RCL


 

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  • SECURE CONNECTION. To ensure a reliable connection to your trailer, this pintle hitch comes with a spring-loaded arm. The arm locks down onto the hitch ball and can be secured with the included safety pin.
  • WEATHER-RESISTANT. This ball and pintle hook hitch is shielded in a highly durable powder coat finish for long-lasting resistance to rust, chipping and UV damage, in spite of rain, snow, mud and other outdoor elements.
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  • SECURE CONNECTION. To ensure a reliable connection to your trailer, this pintle hitch comes with a spring-loaded arm. The arm locks down onto the hitch ball and can be secured with the included safety pin.
  • WEATHER-RESISTANT. This ball and pintle hook hitch is shielded in a highly durable powder coat finish for long-lasting resistance to rust, chipping and UV damage, in spite of rain, snow, mud and other outdoor elements.
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  • SOLID STRENGTH. For dependable towing on the job, this pintle mount is rated for 10,000 lbs. gross trailer weight. The shank and mounting plate are constructed from solid steel with a high-strength design.
  • WEATHER-RESISTANT. This pintle hitch mounting plate is finished to long outlast the outdoor elements, featuring a durable carbide black powder coat finish. This protects the steel against rain, snow, mud, road salt and other corrosive threats on the job.
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  • CONVENIENT FIT. For maximum convenience and an easy installation whenever needed, this pintle hitch features a 2-inch x 2-inch shank to fit virtually any industry-standard 2-inch hitch receiver. This makes it the perfect accessory for most class 3, class 4 and class 5 hitches.
  • SECURE CONNECTION. To ensure a reliable connection to your trailer, this pintle hitch comes with a spring-loaded arm. The arm locks down onto the hook and can be secured with the included safety pin.
  • DEPENDABLE STRENGTH. Get more done with the superior towing capacity of this pintle hook hitch. It is rated for a pintle capacity of 10,000 lbs. The body is constructed from solid forged steel to promote maximum towing strength and confidence on the job.
  • WEATHER-RESISTANT. This pintle hook is shielded in a highly durable powder coat finish for long-lasting resistance to rust, chipping and UV damage, in spite of rain, snow, mud and other outdoor elements.
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  • SECURE CONNECTION. To ensure a reliable connection to your trailer, this pintle hitch comes with a spring-loaded arm. The arm locks down onto the hook and can be secured with the included safety pin.
  • DEPENDABLE STRENGTH. Get more done with the superior towing capacity of this pintle hook hitch. It is rated for a pintle capacity of 30,000 lbs. and 8,000 lbs. vertical load. The body is constructed from solid forged steel to promote maximum towing strength and confidence on the job.
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  • CONVENIENT FIT. For maximum convenience and an easy installation whenever needed, this pintle hitch features a 2-inch x 2-inch shank to fit virtually any industry-standard 2-inch hitch receiver. This makes it the perfect accessory for most class 3, class 4 and class 5 hitches.
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  • SECURE CONNECTION. To ensure a reliable connection to your trailer, this pintle hitch comes with a spring-loaded arm. The arm locks down onto the hitch ball and can be secured with the included safety pin.
  • WEATHER-RESISTANT. This ball and pintle hook hitch is shielded in a highly durable powder coat finish for long-lasting resistance to rust, chipping and UV damage, in spite of rain, snow, mud and other outdoor elements.
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  • EASY TO ADJUST. This high-strength pintle hitch mount provides easy vertical adjustment to ensure level towing of your truck and heavy-duty trailer. It offers 3 height adjustment positions with a maximum drop of 6-1/2 inches, 1/2-inch max rise, 8-inch shank length and 7-inch plate height.
  • VERSATILE. This adjustable pintle mount is compatible with multiple accessories to accommodate different types of towing. It can accept any CURT mount-style pintle hook or ball and pintle hitch combination (sold separately).
  • STANDARD FIT. For maximum convenience and an easy installation whenever needed, this pintle hitch mounting plate features a 2-1/2-inch x 2-1/2-inch shank to fit virtually any industry-standard 2-1/2-inch hitch receiver. This makes it the perfect accessory for many heavy-duty class 5 hitches.
  • SOLID STRENGTH. For dependable towing on the job, this pintle mount is rated for 18,000 lbs. gross trailer weight. The shank and mounting plate are constructed from solid steel with a high-strength design.
  • WEATHER-RESISTANT. This pintle hitch mounting plate is finished to long outlast the outdoor elements, featuring a durable carbide black powder coat finish. This protects the steel against rain, snow, mud, road salt and other corrosive threats on the job.

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