I wanted to inform my RVing friends of a recent Reese hitch recall. This recall involves certain Reese (P/N 54970) and Pro Series (P/N 63970) Weight Distribution Shanks. This recall is only for the shank of the hitch (the part that the hitch head attached to/the part that slides into your receiver on the tow vehicle) Please read the information that is provided below and please check your hitch shanks for your serial numbers. Safe travels and Happy RVing!
Information about the Reese Weight Distribution Hitch Shank Recall.
TD100435, TD100451,TD100456, TD100511 or TD100617. These parts were sold both individually and as a component in certain Reese and Pro Series weight distributing kits.
As a result of a production error, some weight distribution shanks were not manufactured to the correct specifications. As a consequence, the shank may fracture when subjected to load during installation or use, potentially causing a crash.
1. Locate the serial number on the shank, as shown in Figures 1 and 2:
DO NOT CONTINUE TO USE THE SHANK.
A replacement shank will be provided free of charge.
If you have any questions about this recall, please call Cequent Customer Service at 1-877-208-2573. For the most up-to-date information concerning this recall, please visit http://www.cequentgroup.com/wdshank.pdf. If you are unable to obtain a remedy without charge within a reasonable time, you may submit a complaint to: Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20590; or call the toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4326 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.