22E046 – Rear Hinge Assembly Insufficiently Welded – Fayette Fabrications

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May 27, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22E046000

Rear Hinge Assembly Insufficiently Welded

An insufficient weld may cause the rear hinge assembly to fail, increasing the risk of an injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22E046

Manufacturer Ox Bodies, Inc.

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 339

 

Summary

Ox Bodies, Inc. (Ox Bodies) is recalling certain Fayette Fabrications Rear Hinge Assemblies, part number 2214483, that were sold as replacement equipment. The weld in the rear hinge assemblies of the dump bodies may be insufficient.

 

Remedy

Ox Bodies will replace the uninstalled rear hinge assemblies and repair any installed rear hinge assemblies, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed on July 20, 2022. Owners may contact Ox Bodies customer service at 1-205-932-5720.

 

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.

 


IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL
Recall No. 22E046

July 15, 2022

Customer name
Customer Address 1
City, State, Zip

Dear Ox Bodies Customer:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Ox Bodies, Inc. has determined that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain replacement rear hinges, Part No. 2214483, that Ox Bodies outsourced from a third-party supplier from June 2019 through August 2021. Sales and distribution records indicate that you may have purchased one or more of the subject hinges. We are initiating a safety recall to address this condition.

 

REASON FOR RECALL

It has come to our attention that the rear hinge outsourced during this period has a potential weld defect. Should the rear hinge assembly weld fail, the body could detach and/or cause the truck to become unstable, increasing the risk of property damage, a vehicle crash without warning, and/or personal injury or death. As a result, impacted rear hinges will need to be inspected and repaired. Uninstalled hinges may be returned to Ox Bodies for refund, credit, or replacement.

 

WHAT WE WILL DO

Ox Bodies will repair and reinforce the hinge free of charge. Repair will take approximately two hours to complete. Uninstalled hinges may be returned to Ox Bodies for refund, credit, or replacement.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

The recalled hinges can be identified by the lack of a serial number on the hinge. Any uninstalled hinges should be returned to Ox Bodies for refund, credit, or replacement. Please contact Ox Bodies (see contact information below) for return instructions if you have an uninstalled hinge. If your hinge has been installed, please contact Ox Bodies (see contact information below) as soon as possible to arrange a service date to have the rear hinge assembly repaired. Ox Bodies will arrange for the repair without charge upon being contacted.

Contact Information:
Ox Bodies Service Email: oxservice@tbei.com *preferred contact method
Ox Bodies Service Voice Messaging: (205) 932-8185
We will strive to respond within 48 hours.

We recommend that you immediately inspect your rear hinge assembly welds for any separation or cracking. Be sure to thoroughly clean the rear hinge assembly before inspection. If weld separation or cracking is found, do not use your vehicle and please contact Ox Bodies immediately to expedite your repair.

If you had this repair performed before you received this letter, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for the cost of obtaining a pre-notification remedy of the problem associated with this recall. For more information, contact Ox Bodies Warranty Department at 205-932-8148.

If a designated repair facility is unable to complete these repairs without charge and within a reasonable time, you may submit a written complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590, or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236; (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

We regret any inconvenience that this action may cause you, but we are taking these steps in the interest of your safety and satisfaction.

Sincerely,

Kevin Griggs
Quality/Warranty Manager, Ox Bodies, Inc.

 


Chronology :

March – April 2022: Ox Bodies received three reports of hinge failures during March and April 2022. These failures appeared to be the result of poor welds/weld penetration similar to conditions Ox Bodies had previously observed. (Ox Bodies’ supplier made process improvements in October/November 2020.) A review of warranty data identified 12 prior warranty claims received from March 2020 – November 2021 related to the rear hinge assembly.

April – May 20, 2022: Field and warranty data were analyzed, and the potential safety risk(s) of a failed hinge was evaluated and considered. A review of warranty data identified 12 prior warranty claims received from March 2020 – November 2021 related to the rear hinge assembly.

May 20, 2022: Based upon its evaluation of the existing data and consideration of potential safety risks, Ox Bodies decided to conduct a safety recall to repair the welds on the hinge assemblies on the subject vehicles/bodies.

To date, no injuries have been reported related to this condition.

 


1 Affected Product

Equipment

BRAND PART NO. PRODUCTION DATES
FAYETTE FABRICATIONS REAR HINGE ASSEMBLY

 


11 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22E046-2537.pdf 646.035KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22E046-8857.PDF 213.833KB

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Recall 573 Report- 06/29/2022

RCLRPT-22E046-7661.PDF 213.913KB

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Recall 573 Report- 09/08/2022

RCLRPT-22E046-5251.PDF 242.308KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22E046-3301.pdf 415.525KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2022-3

RCLQRT-22E046-2346.PDF 211.125KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2022-4

RCLQRT-22E046-7262.PDF 211.211KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2022-3

RCLQRT-22E046-1020.PDF 211.211KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2023-1

RCLQRT-22E046-4410.PDF 211.292KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #4, 2023-2

RCLQRT-22E046-2457.PDF 211.395KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #5, 2023-3

RCLQRT-22E046-9584.PDF 211.648KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22E046&docType=RCL

 


 

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