Summary: Alumina, Inc., dba Boatwheels, is recalling a model year 2011 PB27-TH1200 and a 2011 PB36-RS2100 trailer each equipped with a Dexter Axle brand electric/hydraulic (E/H) brake actuator pump. These pumps may not have been properly heat treated. This condition can cause premature wear of some critical components in these pumps which can render the unit inoperable.
Consequence: The E/H brake actuator provides braking power to the trailer brakes. Failure of the actuator can result in the loss of braking effort by the trailer, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Alumina will notify owners, and Alumina dealers will replace the actuators, free of charge. The recall began in early August 2012. Owners may contact Alumina, Inc. at 1-419-433-2300.