Caravan brake system recalled
Owners of some Jayco caravans sold in Australia could have a potentially faulty safety/assistance system fitted to their vans.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is overseeing the recall of the ‘Tow Secure’ devices sold in Australia by Wireless Automation Systems – model numbers ts1000/ts2000.
The suspect units were sold in Australia between the 1st of November 2016 and the 31st of May 2017.
The recall notice advises that the product is designed to engage in the event of a caravan becoming completely dislodged and separated from the tow vehicle, at which time it engages the caravan’s brakes to help arrest the movement of the caravan.
What are the defects?
Some of the switches have been found to not work correctly (intermittently).
What are the hazards?
If the unit fails, the distance the caravan takes to stop could be longer and the caravan may potentially collide with persons or property, causing injury and/or damage.
Affected caravan owners are being notified and requested that they contact their nearest authorised dealer to arrange a time for inspection and if required, replacement of the unit.
All units presented to authorised dealerships will be inspected, tested and if found to be faulty, replaced immediately.