Elite Trailer Manufacturing has recalled certain model year 2012 Livestock Gooseneck trailers manufactured November 17, 2011, through January 17, 2012. These vehicles are equipped with Carlisle hydraulic brake actuators. One of the rotating components in the hydraulic brake pump missed a heat treating operation causing the actuator to wear at a higher than normal rate. As a result, the hydraulic pump could fail and result in a loss of braking ability in the trailer. Loss of braking ability can lead to loss of control of the trailer, increasing the risk of a crash, serious injuries, or property damage.
Elite Trailer has notified all affected owners and reportedly, dealers have replaced all of the defective actuators. Owners can contact Elite Trailer at 1-800-657-7305. Customers can 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 www.safercar.gov.
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