|Vehicle Make / Model:
KAUFMAN / FLATBED
Manufacturer: KAUFMAN TRAILERS, INC.
Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 14, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V410000
NHTSA Action Number: PE12014
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 302
Kaufman Trailers (Kaufman) is recalling certain model year 2011 flatbed trailers equipped with 10,000 lb. electric oil bath axles. The wheel end caps on the oil bath axles can leak due to a cracked cap or a damaged O-ring.
The oil may leak out of the wheel end caps and if the condition is not corrected, the loss of oil could result in unexpected wheel bearing failure which may increase the risk of a crash.
Kaufman will notify owners and will replace the affected wheel end caps and o-rings free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 5, 2012. Owners may contact Kaufman Trailers at 1-866-444-8971.