The National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration recently issued a recall notice for Peerless
trailers manufactured from May 1998 through December 1999.
On certain trailers, cracks
can develop in the channel supports of the king pin assembly,
according to the notice. If cracks form and are not detected,
they can grow larger and eventually fracture the channel supports,
increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the
channel-style king pin assembly with an I-beam style king pin
assembly. Owner notification was expected to begin in May or June
2002. 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 Peerless at (870) 236-7753.