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SAF Suspension Axle Recall Affects 2,500 Trailers

MUSKEGON, MI — Suspension maker SAF-Holland has issued a recall on its CBX Trailer Air Suspension Axle.

A company statement said that a specific batch of heat-treated pivot bolts on SAF’s CBX 40 and CBX 23 may fail due to improper processing. Several such incidents have occurred, but in all cases the driver was able to pull over and no accidents or injuries have been reported.

The company has tipped federal officials of the potential defect, which affects about 2,500 flatbed trailers and dry vans produced from Oct. 8-13, 2013.

Steffen Schewerda, president of SAF’s Trailer Suspension Systems Business Unit, commented: “SAF-Holland takes safety of its customers very seriously. We are doing everything possible to ensure the fastest and most efficient replacement of the pivot bolts on the units affected.”

Truck and trailer manufacturers are notifying owners of the potential defect and recall, SAF said.

All pivot bolts affected will be replaced with new bolts that will be marked with a dot of white paint.

SAF has provided a list of approved repair shops, pivot bolts and repair instructions.

For more information, contact SAF-Holland at 888-396-6501.

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