Brake failure risk prompts Gooseneck trailer recall

Posted on May 17, 2012

Anderson Manufacturing Incorporated has announced a voluntary recall for four of its Gooseneck trailers, due to a possible equipment malfunction. This is the latest in a series of recalls made at the request of the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for safety issues related to Dexter brand electric hydraulic brake actuator pumps. The brake actuator pumps installed in the Anderson made gooseneck trailers affected by this current recall may have been insufficiently heat treated during the manufacturing process, leading to a potential loss of durability and premature malfunctioning. Key components in the brake actuator pump may fail unexpectedly during routine use. Because the brake actuator pump supplies the power to the trailer’s braking system, the pump’s failure can lead to break failure and an increases danger that the trailer will become involved in a traffic collision. The trailer models affected by this recall include the following: model year 2011 Anderson MFG G82510TW, model year 2008 Anderson MFG G84012TC, and model year 2011 Anderson G84012TW. Anderson plans to begin notifying owners of affected trailer models of the potential safety issue in the near future. Trailers affected by this recall can be returned to authorized dealers of Dexter auto components, where the electric hydraulic brake actuator pumps will be replaced, if needed, at no cost to the consumer. More information about this recall can be obtained by calling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline and reference campaign identification number 12V204000.

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