RECALL Subject : Possible Wheel Detachment

Report Receipt Date: AUG 01, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V333000

Component(s): WHEELS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 66

All Products Associated with this Recall



Manufacturer: Columbia Northwest, Inc.

Columbia Northwest is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Somerset Niagara trailers manufactured January 2012 through July 2013 and equipped with 14" aluminum wheels and corresponding lug nuts. The aluminum wheels may disengage from the axle hub.

The loss of a wheel during transit can result in the loss of control of the trailer or the tow vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the loose wheel becomes a road hazard.

Columbia Northwest will send each Niagara owner a new lug nut wrench to tighten down the lug nuts, free of charge. Columbia Northwest dealers can re-torque the wheels if the customer is not able to, at no charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-August. Owners may contact Columbia Northwest at 1-724-423-7440.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)