Strick Trailers is recalling more than 2,000 trailers for issues with rear-impact guards, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.
Dry freight van trailers manufactured by Strick Trailers with model years 1998-2005 are affected by the recall. Rear-impact guards of affected trailers may not be strong enough to prevent a vehicle from traveling under a trailer in the event of a crash. This defect is in direct violation of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 223 titled “Rear Impact Guards.”
Strick will notify owners and install reinforcements to the rear-impact guards, free of charge. Recalls are slated for January 2016. Strick Trailers customers can contact the company at 704-436-2590.