Champion Sidecar and Trailer Recall Notice

Champion Motorcycle Accessories manufactures sidecars and trailers for a wide variety of touring motorcycles. Earlier this month, the comp...

Champion Motorcycle Accessories manufactures sidecars and trailers for a wide variety of touring motorcycles.

Earlier this month, the company issued a recall on its sidecars and trailers. Below is the actual recall notice...


Make / Models / Years:
CHAMPION SIDECAR / TRAILER / 2003-2004

Manufacturer : CHAMPION MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIES

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V412000

Mfr's Report Date : SEP 04, 2007

Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 40

Summary: CERTAIN TOURING TRAILERS WERE BUILT WITH TRAILING ARM SPINDLES (A PART OF THE TRAILER FRAME DESIGNED AND INTENDED TO BE TOWED BEHIND MOTORCYCLES) THAT MAY FATIGUE AND FAIL OVER TIME. THE SPINDLE MAY FRACTURE CAUSING THE ROAD WHEEL TO NO LONGER TRACK PROPERLY.

Consequence: TRAILER (AND MOTORCYCLE) DIRECTIONAL STABILITY WOULD THEN BE COMPROMISED AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW FRAME FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHAMPION AT 800-875-0949.

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