1,767 trailers are being recalled by Cottrell. Each of the trailers, which are of the 2006 through 2011 model years, has a Meritor axle with a bearing system that does not have an expected shelf-life that would be appropriate for safe driving. Therefore, anyone who uses the system for a long time would find that their bearing grease has degraded to the point where the bearing itself could fail and lead to a fire. A previous recall was instituted, but unfortunately, owners who received repairs under that recall are required to once again bring their vehicles in to a dealer to get free repairs.
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