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Knapheide Pro Truck Beds Recall

Make / Models : 2006 - 2008
Model/Build Years: KNAPHEIDE / PRO SERIES
Manufacturer : KNAPHEIDE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Mfr's Report Date : JUL 18, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V344000
N/ANHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 108
Summary: KNAPHEIDE IS RECALLING 108 Model Years 2006-2008 PRO SERIES TRUCK BEDS EQUIPPED WITH AN ICC BUMPER WHICH INCLUDED A PROVISION FOR A BALL HITCH. THERE MAY BE AN INSUFFICIENT WELD ATTACHING THE HITCH CHANNEL TO THE SUPPORTING STRUCTURE.
Consequence: THIS COULD RESULT IN BENDING OF THE HITCH CHANNEL OR THE HITCH COULD BE PULLED OFF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: KNAPHEIDE WILL OFFER TWO REMEDIES TO ITS CUSTOMERS: (1) FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO DO NOT USE THE HITCH, THE HITCH WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE TRUCK BED AND REPLACED WITH AN ICC BUMPER; OR (2) FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO NEED A HITCH, A RECEIVER HITCH ASSEMBLY WILL BE ADDED TO THE EXISTING HITCH ASSEMBLY AND ALL SUSPECT WELD JOINTS WILL BE RE WELDED.

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