4-Star Trailers Incorporated has announced a voluntary recall of specific models of its horse trailer due to a possible brake malfunction. The models affected by the recall are: the 4-Horse L.Q., the4-Horse Bumper Pull, and the Polo Trailer. The electric/hydraulic brake actuator pumps on these trailers have the potential for premature wear and tear because some of these specific models might not have been adequately heat treated prior to their release. This problem can possibly cause the actuator pump to malfunction. The trailer’s brakes are powered by the electric/hydraulic brake actuator pumps, so the pump’s malfunction could cause the trailer’s brakes to fail, increasing the potential for a collision.
Owners of horse trailer models can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline or visit the administration’s website for more information. 4-Star Trailers will begin informing consumers of the recall. Owners should return the trailers to the authorized 4-Star dealer, where the problem will corrected at no cost to the consumer.
As a licensed Riverside car accident attorney, I sincerely hope that this recall is carried out in time to prevent any damage these potentially malfunctioning auto parts might cause, but unfortunately not every vehicle recall is carried out before serious harm is incurred. If you or someone you love or care about has been injured by a defective vehicle, please consider contacting a qualified Riverside personal injury lawyer.