At the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Jayco Incorporated has issued a voluntary recall for 66 of its model year 2012 Jay Flight Bungalow Travel Trailers due to a mislabeling. Certain models of these travel trailers manufactured between March 19, 2012 and March 27, 2012 have been distributed with component information labels that provide incorrect load range figures and cold air tire pressure specifications, causing these vehicles to violate federal safety guidelines regulating the selection of tires and rims on non-passenger vehicles. Following the incorrect information printed on the label affixed to these vehicles might result in a tire being inflated to an incorrect air pressure or improper trailer loading, increasing the chances that these trailers may be involved in a collision that could lead to serious injuries or death. Jayco Incorporated has announced plans to mail the owners of affected trailers labels containing the correct loading specifications and air pressure inflation guidelines for the trailer’s tires and rims, along with instructions on how to affix the new label to the trailer. Consumers with questions about this recall can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle safety hotline and reference NHSTA campaign identification number 12V183000.
As a Long Beach personal injury attorney, I hope the erroneous information provided with these trailers is corrected quickly and completely in order to prevent any accidents from resulting because of this potential safety issue. If you have been injured in an accident linked to a defective vehicle, please consider contacting a car accident lawyer in Long Beach.