Great Dane Trailers Faulty Brakes Cause Recall

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Great Dane Trailers is recalling certain 2023-2023 Great Dane Everest and Champion trailers to remedy faulty brake assemblies.

The 2,439-recall population includes certain 2023 Everest Reefer, and Champion Dry trailers equipped with Holland axles provided with Haldex disc brakes manufactured at the Haldex Monterrey Facility starting with initial production Feb. 11, 201 and ending when containment was implemented on Sept. 15, 2022.

The issue is a potentially improperly installed retaining clip within the air disc brakes (ADB).

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-734, “Under certain road use conditions, an improperly installed retaining clip may enable the retainer bar and retaining clip to detach from the brake and may allow the brake pad to loosen. A loose brake pad may slightly reduce brake effectiveness, and may cut a tire valve resulting in a flat tire, and eventually can cause damage to the brake pad or wheel. A detached retaining clip or retainer bar may come in contact with other vehicle parts and may fall onto the roadway, creating road debris and a potential traffic hazard.”

The report indicated two incidents blamed on the retaining-clip fault, though injuries were not mentioned.

The remedy includes Haldex representative(s) or other trained technicians inspecting and, if necessary, repairing the improperly assembled spring bracket assembly.

Dealers and owners are scheduled to be notified as to the recall by Nov. 29th.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.