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Featherlite is recalling several of its model year travel trailers for possible bearing failure.

Do you own one of these potentially LEMON Featherlite Travel Trailers?

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     FEATHERLITE / 1075     2006-2011
     FEATHERLITE / 1076     2009-2011
     FEATHERLITE / 4940     2007
     FEATHERLITE / 4941     2007 2010
     FEATHERLITE / 8191     2008
     FEATHERLITE / 8260     2008
     FEATHERLITE / 8261     2008-2009
     FEATHERLITE / 8270     2008-2009 2012
     FEATHERLITE / 8581     2009
     FEATHERLITE / TRAILER     2011
Manufacturer: FEATHERLITE, INC. Mfr's Report Date: MAY 01, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V201000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY
Summary: 
  FEATHERLITE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2012 TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH A MERITOR AXLE. THE BEARING SYSTEM HAS EXHIBITED LOW DURABILITY LIFE IN CERTAIN VEHICLE APPLICATIONS.
Consequence: 
  PROLONGED USE OF THE SYSTEM IN THESE APPLICATIONS CAN RESULT IN THE DEGRADATION OF THE BEARING GREASE, THEREBY POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A BEARING FAILURE AND SUBSEQUENT WHEEL END FIRE.
Remedy: 
  FEATHERLITE IS WORKING WITH THE MERITOR TO IDENTIFY AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES THAT CONTAIN THE SUBJECT AXLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2012. THIS RECALL CAMPAIGN SUPERSEDES PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGN 11V-396. TRAILERS THAT WERE REPAIRED UNDER THE PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN WILL ALSO NEED TO BE REPAIRED UNDER THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FEATHERLITE AT 1-563-547-6000.


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