HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STAND RECALL

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HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STAND RECALL

Post by TommyG » Wed May 20, 2020 8:42 pm

Check yours if you own these:

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They have a defect that causes them to release and collapse under load.
According to Harbor Freight's NHTSA filing, the problem with these jack stands is that due to worn tooling at the factory, the pawl that engages with the toothed height-adjustable part of the stand doesn't do so sufficiently to reliably lock it in place. A bump or a knock could cause the pawl to disengage, dropping the vehicle suddenly.
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Re: HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STAND RECALL

Post by EasyDoesIt » Wed May 20, 2020 9:25 pm

Thanks for posting, I'll have to check mine.

Are they exchanging them, fixing them, or providing some sort of gift card?
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Re: HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STAND RECALL

Post by RustyPW » Wed May 20, 2020 10:37 pm

You take the old ones in, and they give you a gift card.

I got 2, 12 ton jack stands. So, I'm good. Guys on the Z forum have a few of the recalled ones.
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Re: HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STAND RECALL

Post by KevinABQ » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:13 pm

They recalled the recalled replacements too. It’s an example of how high quality Chinese manufacturing is for their largest and longest term customers,,,

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cultur ... -recalled/

Harbor Freight Recalls the Jack Stands Meant to Replace the Recalled Jack Stands
If you own any Pittsburgh brand 3-ton, 6-ton or 12-ton jack stands, you can return them for a refund, even if they're not specifically recalled.
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Re: HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STAND RECALL

Post by RustyPW » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:39 pm

I'm glad I buy very little from that place.
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