VT Hackney, Inc. (VT Hackney) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Kidron Refrigerated Trailers manufactured August 9, 2013, to June 15, 2015. The affected trailers have a main wiring harness that may not supply adequate power to the connector at the rear of the trailer. This rear connector is used when a second trailer is attached for doubles operation. As a result of the insufficient power, second trailer's anti-lock brake system (ABS) may not function properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the Requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, "Air Brake Systems."

  • Hazard
    If the ABS module on the second trailer does not function properly, the trailer may have an increased braking distance in an emergency braking situation, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Consumer Action
    VT Hackney will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional power cable, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 30, 2015. Owners may contact VT Hackney customer service at 1-800-763-0700.
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