CHEVROLET J95 1977: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Make : CHEVROLET Model : J95 Year : 1977
Build Dates : 1977-08-01 - 1978-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 78V162000
Date Owner's Notified: 1978-07-31 Date Received by ODI: 1978-07-27 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1278
Summary:
      THE REAR BRAKE LINE MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY ROUTED TO THE MAIN AIR TANK. SHOULD A MAJOR AIR LEAK DEVELOP IN THE REAR BRAKE SYSTEM, THE VEHICLE WOULD FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 121, "AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS". THIS WOULD CAUSE THE ENTIRE BRAKE SYSTEM TO VENT TO THE ATMOSPHERE AND BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS WOULD BE LOST.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL PROPERLY ROUTE THE AIR BRAKE LINE TO THE MAIN AIR TANK, IF NECESSARY, AT NO COST TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 121
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; REAR BRAKE LINE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF BRAKES COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROLAND AN ACCIDENT.