Wabash National Corporation – Reduced Rear Impact Guard Protection/FMVSS 224

Wabash National Corporation (Wabash) is recalling certain 2009-2024 dry van trailers equipped with a rail-style lift gate. Please see the recall report for a complete list of models. The location of the rear impact guard is too far forward from the rear of the trailer, reducing impact protection. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 224, “Rear Impact Protection.”

Report Received Date 09/20/2023
NHTSA ID 23V646000
Consequence Summary In the event of a rear impact crash, the rear impact guard may not sufficiently protect light duty vehicles, increasing the risk of injury.
Corrective Action Dealers will add an extension to the rear impact guard, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 17, 2023. Owners may contact Wabash customer service at 1-765-771-5404.
Recall Code NR (Not Reported)
Potentially Affected 3448
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
Recall Link Go to Recall (https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=23V646000)