2008 FORD F-550 Recall ID 119772

2008 FORD F-550 Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V344000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: FORD 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: F-550 
Model Year: 2008 
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Mfg Component Desc: TRAILER HITCHES 
Mfg Involved in Recall: KNAPHEIDE MANUFACTURING COMPANY 
Manufacture Dates: 10-23-06 through 07-15-08 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 108 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 08-15-08 
Recall Initiated By: MFR 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: KNAPHEIDE MANUFACTURING COMPANY 
Report Recieved Date: 07-28-08 
Record Creation Date: 07-29-08 
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Defect Summary: KNAPHEIDE IS RECALLING 108 MY 2006-2008 PRO SERIES TRUCK BEDS EQUIPPED WITH AN ICC BUMPER WHICH INCLUDED A PROVISION FOR A BALL HITCH. THERE MAY BE AN INSUFFICIENT WELD ATTACHING THE HITCH CHANNEL TO THE SUPPORTING STRUCTURE. 
Consequence Summary: THIS COULD RESULT IN BENDING OF THE HITCH CHANNEL OR THE HITCH COULD BE PULLED OFF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. 
Corrective Summary: KNAPHEIDE WILL OFFER TWO REMEDIES TO ITS CUSTOMERS: (1) FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO DO NOT USE THE HITCH, THE HITCH WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE TRUCK BED AND REPLACED WITH AN ICC BUMPER; OR (2) FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO NEED A HITCH, A RECEIVER HITCH ASSEMBLY WILL BE ADDED TO THE EXISTING HITCH ASSEMBLY AND ALL SUSPECT WELD JOINTS WILL BE RE WELDED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 15, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KNAPHEIDE AT 1-877-473-5763. 
Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV. 
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