Cottrell Trailer Recalls
There have been 2 recalls on Trailer vehicles in recent years. The latest was issued on 2012-08-01 due to a problem with the non-powered axle assembly. Approximately 1767 vehicles were involved. Since 2000, Trailer's have experienced approximately 3 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the axle assembly. See a list of recalls for your model year below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Also check the list of Additional Cottrell Models to the right. At times, the manufacturer or the NHTSA may use slightly different model names, or group models together by series.
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Detailed Recall Information for Cottrell Trailer
|2012-08-01||(Published by NHTSA on 2012-08-01)|
|Recall Summary:||Cottrell is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 trailers equipped with a Meritor axle. The bearing system has exhibited low durability life in certain vehicle applications.|
|Hazard:||Prolonged use of the system in these applications can result in the degradation of the bearing grease, thereby potentially resulting in a bearing failure and subsequent wheel end fire.|
|Remedy:||Cottrell is working with the Meritor to identify and repair the vehicles that contain the subject axles free of charge. The recall began on July 27, 2012. This recall campaign supersedes previous recall campaign 11V-594. Trailers that were repaired under the previous campaign will also need to be repaired under this campaign. Owners may contact Meritor OnTrac Performance Plus Call Center at 1-866-668-7221, option 5.|
|Additional Info:||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.safercar.gov.|
|2011-12-20||(Published by NHTSA on 2011-12-20)|
|Recall Summary:||COTTRELL IS RECALLING ALL MODELS OF COTTRELL TRAILERS, MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2011, EQUIPPED WITH MERITOR AXLES THAT CONTAIN THE FAG BRAND BEARING SYSTEM. THE BEARING SYSTEM HAS EXHIBITED LOW DURABILITY LIFE IN CERTAIN VEHICLE APPLICATIONS.|
|Hazard:||PROLONGED USE OF THE SYSTEM IN THESE APPLICATIONS CAN RESULT IN THE DEGRADATION OF THE BEARING GREASE, THEREBY POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A BEARING FAILURE AND SUBSEQUENT WHEEL END FIRE.|
|Remedy:||MERITOR IS HANDLING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. PLEASE SEE MERITORS RECALL (NHTSA NO. 11E-015). MERITOR WILL PERFORM THE REPAIRS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERITOR'S ONTRAC PERFORMANCE PLUS CALL CENTER AT 1-866-668-7221.|
|Additional Info:||OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .|
|2002-09-05||(Published by NHTSA on 2002-09-05)|
|Recall Summary:||ON CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH BENDIX SR-2, SR-4, AND SR-5 TRAILER SPRING BRAKE VALVE ASSEMBLIES, THE MOLDED RUBBER FACE OF THE INLET/EXHAUST VALVE (I/E VALVE) COMPONENT OF THE AFFECTED VALVES CAN SEPARATE FROM THE VALVE'S METAL INSERT. AIR CAN BE TRAPPED BY A SEPARATED I/E VALVE CAUSING IT TO BALLOON AND BLOCK THE EXHAUST PASSAGE OF THE TRAILER SPRING BRAKE CIRCUIT.|
|Hazard:||THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES BEING UNABLE TO APPLY THE TRAILER PARKING/EMERGENCY SPRING BRAKES DURING PARKING IN THE EVENT OF A TRAILER SUPPLY LINE FAILURE. UNINTENDED ROLLAWAY COULD OCCUR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH TO THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT OR ANY BYSTANDERS.|
|Remedy:||BENDIX WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BENDIX AT 440-329-9000 OR COTTRELL AT 770-532-7251.|
|Additional Info:||ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).|
Additional Cottrell ModelsRecalls have also been issued under these model names:
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Sources may include: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and companies involved with this or a related recall.