FORD AEROMAX 1996: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:LOW PRESSURE WARNING

Make : FORD Model : AEROMAX Year : 1996
Build Dates : 1995-03-31 - 1996-07-29
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 96V200000
Date Owner's Notified: 1996-12-04 Date Received by ODI: 1996-10-15 Date Added to Database: 1996-10-21
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:LOW PRESSURE WARNING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 500
Summary:
      THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM WAS MANUFACTURED HAVING AIR BRAKE PRESSURE RELEASE TIMES OF APPROXIMATELY 1.5 SECONDS. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 121, "AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS."
Consequence:
      THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN SLIGHT TRAILER BRAKE DRAG AND TIRE SCUFFING INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL A QUICK RELEASE VALVE IN THE AIR PRESSURE RELEASE SYSTEMS.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 121
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CHASSIS CAB AND TRUCK TRACTORS EQUIPPED WITH EITHER STANDARD TRACTOR PACKAGES OR OPTIONAL TRACTOR PACKAGES OTHER THAN THE UNIPAC TRACTOR PACKAGE.OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DECEMBER 18, 1996. NOTE:OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.