Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2018308 - SIMARD SUSPENSIONS

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Summary

Product
Truck - Med. & H.D. recalled by SIMARD SUSPENSIONS
Issue
Vehicle - Wheels
What to do

Please see corrective actions section below

Affected products

2016 | SIMARD SUSPENSIONS | TWIN STEER CONVERSION, 2017 | SIMARD SUSPENSIONS | TWIN STEER CONVERSION, 2018 | SIMARD SUSPENSIONS | TWIN STEER CONVERSION

Issue

On certain vehicles, a plastic insulator (called a wheel guard made by FleetSpec) was installed between the wheel hub and the wheel or the brake drum and the wheel to prevent corrosion between the two components. These wheel guards may melt due to the high heat generated by the brakes. If this occurs, a wheel could become loose and fall off the vehicle, creating a potential road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: owners will have to replace or remove the FleetSpec wheel guards.

Note: To find out if your vehicle is part of this recall please visit: ftp://ftppublic.simardsuspensions.com/

Additional information

Background

Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Category
Vehicles - Truck - Med. & H.D.
Published by
Transport Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-67523
Transport Canada ID
2018308