Carrier recalling 31,000 starters

Carrier Corp. is recalling more than 31,000 starters for Transicold trailer refrigeration units. Starters risk coming apart while starting, sending projectiles as a result.

Affected parts include Carrier Transicold or Performance Parts Group part number 25-39316-01, or Thermo Engine Supply part number R-25-39316-00, manufactured April 1, 2009, to Aug. 18, 2016. Starters may come apart during the start cycle, and the pieces may strike someone who is in close proximity to the starter, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

As of press time, there is no known remedy. In the meantime, Carrier has stopped sales on all affected products. Due to developing remedies, a notification schedule is to be determined at a later date.

For questions, owners can call Carrier at 800-448-1661. The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 16E-087.