(NEW YORK) -- Close to 162,000 trailer hitches are being recalled over fears that weak steel can cause the hitch to break.
The recall affects the “U-Haul Power Tow” TS1 and TS2 models, which were sold exclusively at U-Haul outlets, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The company behind the hitches, Curtis Manufacturing, said that manufacturing changes in China reduced the strength of the steel in the hitches, which can break when towing near the maximum-rated load.
According to the NHTSA, there have been no injuries or property damage reported.
Curtis Manufacturing plans to notify owners and replace the parts free of charge.
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