According to multiple news agencies the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has disclosed a recall alert recently.
According to the articles covering this recall, Custom Built Gooseneck Trailers, Inc. has decided to recall 1 25′ and 1 40′ 2012 trailers, equipped with an electric/hydraulic brake actuator pump that could be defective and that could lead the brake system in these trailers to fail.
Custom Built Gooseneck Trailers, Inc. has identified the brake actuator pumps present in these recalled trailers and discovered that these items were not properly heat-treated at the manufacturer’s facility. According to the NHTSA, drivers could experience a loss of brake capacity, which could lead to a crash in case these actuator pumps wear out prematurely. The company along the federal agency urged trailer owners to check their vehicles quickly for the recalled models. If you do own one of these trailers, contact the manufacturer as soon as possible to have your vehicle repaired quickly.
As an Oakland personal injury lawyer, I urge you to follow the federal agency’s instructions right away. Contact the manufacturer and schedule a visit to an authorized dealer to have your vehicle repaired to avoid any accidents in the future. I’ve seen recalls like this in the past and know of the terrible consequences they entail so do not ignore this notice if you own one of these trailers: the safety of your loved ones could depend on this.
Keep it in mind that if you’re ever injured in an accident that was caused by a recalled vehicle, please consult with a personal injury lawyer right away to learn about the legal options available to your case.