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Jack stand Recall (Harbor Freight)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by osterhagen, May 21, 2020.

  1. May 21, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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    osterhagen

    osterhagen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    I know a lot of us on here use these brand of jack stands as they are cheap and effective. There has been a recent recall and I just wanted to get the word out, to keep people safe.

    I have linked an article that explains the affected units and how to swap them.

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/buying-maintenance/a32600586/harbor-freight-jack-stands-recalled-for-risk-of-collapsing/?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=socialflowR&T&utm_medium=social-media&fbclid=IwAR2V1dJ2Ky5pHgNeY55TJFD2n5A0c2pyudT6N0oFci0t_N6wB0t1qABxEOU

    Recall 1:
    https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/RCLRPT-20E016-6561.PDF
    Recall 2:
    https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/RCLRPT-20E027-9959.PDF

    Stay safe folks!
     
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  2. May 21, 2020 at 11:35 AM
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    Timmah!

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    I don't use Harbor Freight jack stands. I use 6 ton jack stands made by AC Delco and some 3 ton stands made by Craftsman.
     
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  3. May 21, 2020 at 11:38 AM
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    osterhagen

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    Crap, my apologies. I thought I recalled seeing one in the videos. Modified original post to remove the incorrect info.
     
  4. May 21, 2020 at 11:41 AM
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    koco

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  5. May 21, 2020 at 12:12 PM
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    Timmah!

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    No worries. I do own lots of Harbor Freight tools, just not their jack stands.
     
  6. May 21, 2020 at 1:18 PM
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    ThunderOne

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    I have a couple of those. I do not, however, use them to hold up the truck. At most, I use them to hold up the rear axle.

    Pretty shitty that they give you a gift card when you return them. I want to get my money back so I can go buy some actually not crappy jack stands. I have some Pro-Lift jackstands that are well built. I looked at the difference between the build quality of the two and went "nope, not using these Harbor Freight ones for anything important"
     
  7. May 21, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    osterhagen

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    Yeah I bought some Pro Lift also, been very happy with them off of Amazon.
     
  8. May 21, 2020 at 1:32 PM
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    ThunderOne

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    I've had a set of those T-6906s for almost 10 years if not more - they are great and very sturdy. No idea where I got them from, they are black and red. The grey ones seem built the same as mine. I'll probably just get a pair of the Pro-Lifts and find some other crap to buy at Harbor Freight.. I'm sure I'll find something lol
     
  9. May 21, 2020 at 3:19 PM
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    otis24

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    My harbor freight jack stands are on the recall.

    I’d love to get my money back Instead of a gift card and put that toward a set made by https://www.usjack.com/

    They’re $152 but they’re made in the USA and a solid jack stand.
     
  10. May 21, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    Mine aren’t on there but how confident am I?

    i always keep the Daytona 3 Ton Jack in place...... oh wait, it’s Harbor Freight also :mad:
     
  11. May 21, 2020 at 3:29 PM
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    Yeah something besides a gift card would be nice. I can see why they would do that though. I actually haven't looked at mine yet cause I am not using them ATM.
     
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  12. May 21, 2020 at 3:33 PM
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    There are some tools that it just doesn't pay to go cheap on. Anyone ever see what happens to the human body when a car falls on it?

    car-jack.jpg
     
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  13. May 21, 2020 at 3:39 PM
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    sub'd cause I need to know
     
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  14. May 21, 2020 at 3:40 PM
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    I've been using my 6 ton hf jack stands for years with no issues, including holding up my Duramax and my 5th wheel rv for suspension work. Mine are not on the recall list and I'm not worried about them. They had a flaw in the castings during a manufacturing run, happens all the time to just about any manufacturer not just harbor freight.
     
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  15. May 21, 2020 at 3:41 PM
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    My old set was 35 yrs old when I upgraded then to bigger and taller...…………………...

    along with my floor jack
     
  16. May 21, 2020 at 4:50 PM
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    Thanks man I have those 6 ton jack stands. I will return them immediately!
     
  17. May 21, 2020 at 5:22 PM
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    Ive got 4 under my 56 right now 2 6 tons and 2 2s., I'll have to check them.
     
  18. May 21, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    TacoTaco02

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    Went and returned a pair of 3 ton and a pair of 6 ton today. No issue.
    They were out of replacement jack stands and only had 2 physical gift cards left. I got $65 and change on it. Easy peasy.
     
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  19. May 21, 2020 at 6:20 PM
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    Extra Hard Taco

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    Cool, dude is using two HF jacks.
     
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  20. May 21, 2020 at 6:40 PM
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    I have 4 of the six ton models. Two are 61197, two aren't. I honestly can't tell the difference. Been using them for years. I'm going to try and make them take all 4 back.
     

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