U-Bolts for Spare Tire Carrier May Break – 2020 Heartland Mallard, Prowler, Trail Runner, & Wilderness Trailers

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May 14, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V275000

U-Bolts for Spare Tire Carrier May Break

If both U-bolts break, the carrier and spare tire can detach from the unit, resulting in an increased risk of injury and increase the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V275

Manufacturer Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 392

 

Summary

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) is recalling certain 2020 Mallard, Prowler, Trail Runner, and Wilderness trailers equipped with a bumper-mounted spare tire carrier. The U-bolt that secures the spare tire may break, and cause the spare tire to detach during travel.

 

Remedy

Heartland will notify owners, and dealers will replace the spare tire mounting U-bolts, free of charge. The recall began July 7, 2020. Owners may contact Heartland customer service at 1-877-262-8032.

 

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.

 


RECALL SERVICE BULLETIN

20v-275

 

Spare Tire U-Bolt Replacement

 

Description 

On certain travel trailers manufactured with bumper mount spare tire carriers; the carrier could become detached from the unit during travel due to U-bolt failure.

  1. Use a 13/16” socket and wrench to remove the 2 lug nuts and retaining plate holding the spare tire on the carrier.
  2. Carefully remove the spare tire from the carrier and set to the side in a safe location.

 

  1. Use a 9/16” socket and wrench to remove the 4 nuts holding the spare tire carrier on the bumper.
  2. Use the new U-Bolts and nuts provided in the repair kit (BC-UB-N20) to reinstall the spare tire carrier to the bumper.
  3. Reinstall the spare tire on the carrier and use a 13/16” socket and wrench to tighten the lug nuts against the retaining plate.

 

Parts

U- Bolt kit – BC-UB-N20

 

Warranty

File Recall Repair warranty claim using warranty code:

99.01.51 J – .5/hr. to Remove, replace, and reinstall 

*No pictures required*

*No part return required*

 

Please refer all questions and authorization requests to Heartland Dealer Services Department 877-262-8032

5/13/20

 


4 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
HEARTLAND MALLARD 2020
HEARTLAND PROWLER 2020
HEARTLAND TRAIL RUNNER 2020
HEARTLAND WILDERNESS 2020

 


6 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report – Amendment 1

RCLRPT-20V275-7300.PDF 216.135KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-20V275-8079.pdf 244.864KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V275-5810.pdf 207.261KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-20V275-5922.PDF 216.394KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2020-3

RCLQRT-20V275-9104.pdf 210.931KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2020-4

RCLQRT-20V275-2261.pdf 210.93KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=20V275&docType=RCL

 


 

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