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Great Dane Recalls 1,000 Flatbed Trailers

CHICAGO, IL — Great Dane is recalling 1,008 model year 2013-2015 flatbed trailers because the brackets could fall off the trailers and possible loss of power to the drive wheels on tractors.

In the affected trailers, the brackets mounted on each side of the trailer used for storing the aluminum J-hook cargo restraint plates may break and detach from the trailer, along with the cargo restraint plates stored on the bracket.  As a result, the bracket or plates could be run over by the trailer or other vehicles, resulting in loss of control, damage or a crash.

Great Dane Trailers will replace all defective J-hook holder brackets with a new design bracket free of charge.

The company has the vehicle identification numbers of the trailers with the defective brackets and is in making a list of customer names and addresses, but has not yet given a notification schedule.

Meanwhile, Navistar is also recalling 124 model year 2014 International ProStar trucks manufactured September 2013 through December 2013 that are equipped with feature code 14GXP 6X2 rear axles with 'R' hubs and dual track rear axles.

In the affected vehicles, axle shafts of an incorrect length may have been installed, resulting in the splines on the axles shafts to be only partially engaged into the side gears of the rear axle differential. The partial engagement could cause the axle shaft splines or side gears to fail which may result in loss of power to the drive wheels causing the vehicle to stall on the roadway, increasing the risk of a crash.

Navistar will notify owners and dealers will replace the incorrect wheel hubs and axle shafts with the correct ones and replace any damaged side gears, free of charge. The recall began on March 18. The number associated with this recall is 14506.

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Wake up no National Safety Standards for these types of Trailers! Anything goes go to