AUTOCAR WXLL 2005: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
|Make : AUTOCAR||Model : WXLL||Year : 2005|
|Build Dates : 2004-11-16 - 2012-09-10|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V184000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2013-06-27||Date Received by ODI: 2013-05-08||Date Added to Database: 2013-05-09|
|Manufacturers Involved: Autocar, LLC|
|Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:|
|Manufacturer Campaign Number: A-1302|
|Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 82|
Autocar, LLC is recalling certain model year 2005-2013 ACX, WX, and WXLL trucks built November 16, 2004, through September 10, 2012. On the affected vehicles, the air brake systems were built without the required air tank drain valve. Therefore, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" No. 121, "Air Brake Systems."
Air tanks with valves omitted will not drain if moisture is introduced into the tank, potentially reducing air capacity in the air brake system, which could cause a reduction in brake performance and equipment durability, thus increasing the risk of a crash.
Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall began on June 27, 2013. Owners may contact Autocar at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's recall campaign number is A-1302.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
|Regulation Part Number:||Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 121|
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.