Loose Axle Spindle Nut May Cause Wheel Detachment – 2024 Great Dane Champion Trailers

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December 12, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V839000

Loose Axle Spindle Nut May Cause Wheel Detachment

A loose axle spindle nut can allow the wheel to detach from the trailer, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V839

Manufacturer Great Dane Trailers

Components SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 346

 

Summary

Great Dane Trailers (Great Dane) is recalling certain 2024 Champion trailers. The axle spindle nut may have been improperly tightened.

 

Remedy

Great Dane will inspect and tighten the axle spindle nut as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 10, 2024. Owners may contact Great Dane customer service at 1-877-369-3493.

 

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.

 


Chronology :

11/30/2023 Customer reported a wheel separation occurred inside one of their yards. Great Dane reported the issue to the supplier who offered to inspect the unit.

12/4/2023 Supplier inspected the affected unit.

12/5/2023 Supplier shared their findings, and reported the root cause as a loose spindle nut installed by Great Dane. Determined that this issue constituted a safety issue.

12/5/2023-12/8/2023 Great Dane Warranty worked with Great Dane Manufacturing, and Great Dane Quality to determine suspect population, inspection/repair procedures, and review quality documentation from the manufacturing facility

12/12/2023 File initial notice of defect with the NHTSA

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
GREAT DANE CHAMPION 2024

 


3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V839-2722.PDF 213.927KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V839-1254.pdf 646.302KB

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Recall 573 Report – 12/20/2023

RCLRPT-23V839-8288.PDF 214.112KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most recent Recall Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V839&docType=RCL

 


 

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