FORD B SERIES 1982: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM

Make : FORD Model : B SERIES Year : 1982
Build Dates : 1981-11-01 - 1982-06-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V033000
Date Owner's Notified: 1983-04-22 Date Received by ODI: 1983-03-22 Date Added to Database: 1983-04-06
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 670
Summary:
      SOME OF THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH LEFT REAR BRAKE ASSEMBLIES THAT WERE INCORRECTLY PRODUCED AND MAY HAVE ONE OR TWO AUTOMATIC BRAKE ADJUSTERS THAT WERE INTENDED FOR RIGHT REAR BRAKE ASSEMBLIES. THE ADJUSTER WORKS BACKWARDS AND INCREASES THE CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE BRAKE LINING AND DRUM, INSTEAD OF MAINTAINING IT.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE LEFT REAR BRAKE ADJUSTER ASSEMBLY AT NO CHARGE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: BUS CHASSIS, MEDIUM AND HEAVY TRUCK CHASSIS.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; LEFT REAR BRAKE ASSEMBLY.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: AS THE CLEARANCE BECOMES LARGER, THE SERVICE BRAKINGCAPABILITY IS REDUCED PROGRESSIVELY. INCREASED PEDAL TRAVEL WILL ALSO OCCUR.THE ADVERSE AND PROGRESSIVE REDUCTION IN BRAKING PERFORMANCE COULD AFFECTSTOPPING DISTANCE AND COULD CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: SOME IMPROVEMENT IN BRAKING PERFORMANCE MAY BE OBTAINED BY PUMPING THEBRAKE PEDAL.