In a news release Thursday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Jayco Inc. is recalling certain motor homes due to an issue with the trailer hitch, which increases the chances of a crash.
Subject to recall are 28 model year 2011 Senca Class C motor homes, series 36FK and 37FS. The bolts attaching the rear hitch to the frame of the affected motor homes may be insufficiently torqued, posing a risk of the hitch separating from the motor home frame and creating a road hazard, which can increase the risk of a crash. The affected motor homes were manufactured from May 18, 2011 through July 13, 2011.
The recall of the affected motor homes is expected to begin this month. Affected owners will be able to take their motor home to a dealer where the bolts will be tightened free of charge.
As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer, motorist safety is something that I am very aware of; I encourage owners of the recalled motor homes to arrange to have the hitch bolts tightened as soon as possible. Because of my experience as a product liability lawyer, I know that the effects of a faulty product can range from inconvenience and frustration to injury and sometimes death. I hope that no one has been harmed as a result of the trailer hitch issue.