Fontaine recalls certain hydraulic tail trailers

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Fontaine Trailer Company announced recently it is recalling approximately 123 of its Traverse hydraulic tail trailers, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

The recall affects model year 2017-2019 Traverse HT trailers in which the hydraulic cylinder retaining pin for the main tail may disconnect from the trailer unexpectedly. This could cause the hydraulic cylinder to drop free and hit the road, becoming a road hazard.

Fontaine will notify affected trailer owners, and dealers will replace the hydraulic cylinder retaining pin snap rings for cotter pins for free. Owners can contact Fontaine customer service at 1-877-345-9526. NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-302.