Reese Recall

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  1. jwolfe01

    jwolfe01 Honeoye, NY

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    Honeoye Falls, NY
    What Products are Involved?

    This recall involves Reese Part No. 54970 and Pro Series Part No. 63970 weight
    distribution shanks marked with the following serial numbers: TD100435, TD100451,
    TD100456, TD100511 or TD100617. These parts were sold both individually and as a
    component in certain Reese and Pro Series weight distributing kits.

    What is the Problem?

    As a result of a production error, some weight distribution shanks were not manufactured
    to the correct specifications. As a consequence, the shank may fracture when subjected
    to load during installation or use, potentially causing a crash.

    What You Should Do?

    Please follow these instructions to determine if you own one of the recalled shanks.

    1. Locate the serial number on the shank

    2. If the serial number is TD100435, TD100451, TD100456, TD100511 or
    TD100617, or if the serial number cannot be read, please contact Cequent
    Customer Service at 1-877-208-2573 to coordinate pickup and replacement of
    the shank. DO NOT CONTINUE TO USE THE SHANK. A replacement shank
    will be provided free of charge.

    If you have any questions about this recall, please call Cequent Customer Service at
    1-877-208-2573. For the most up-to-date information concerning this recall, please visit
    http://www.cequentgroup.com/wdshank.pdf If you are unable to obtain a remedy without
    charge within a reasonable time, you may submit a complaint to: Administrator, National
    Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C.
    20590; or call the toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4326 (TTY: 1-800-424-
    9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.



    http://www.cequentgroup.com/wdshank.pdf
     
  2. bigdad

    bigdad Active Member

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    Mar 5, 2007
    Springfield Kentucky
    thanks for posting this info.
     
  3. Twisty

    Twisty New Member

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    Aug 24, 2008
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    Are there any known dates of manufacture or possible distribution areas?
    Mine is part #63970 [:O]
    other info on the shank;
    112744
    112746
    61241
    AEJ
    BD2
    The Cequent link doesn't work...
     
  4. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper New Member

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    Feb 14, 2008
    Central Connecticut
    Twisty,
    Take the last period after PDF out when it comes up in your browser. It works fine. I'll correct it when I can get access to a pc.
     
  5. Twisty

    Twisty New Member

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    Aug 24, 2008
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    It does work, thanks.
    Mine is pre- 2010 whew!
     
  6. jwolfe01

    jwolfe01 Honeoye, NY

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    May 5, 2008
    Honeoye Falls, NY
  7. Buffalo

    Buffalo New Member

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    Jun 21, 2010
    Which part of the shank did you find the part# stamped on? I couldn't find any numbers on the shank, but I also didn't remove the head either. Is the number on one of the sides with the holes out of view with the head on? Mine is basically the Reese 400 single but made under the Draw-tite branding not sure if this applies to mine or not but want to be sure. I purchased it in early 2010.
     
  8. Buffalo

    Buffalo New Member

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    Jun 21, 2010
    Answered my own question. Mine was not one of the ones with problems and was produced before August....helps when you read [RTM] the actual link [V] May be time for another cup of coffee :)
     

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