FORD B800 1981: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Make : FORD Model : B800 Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1981-01-01 - 1981-04-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V090000
Date Owner's Notified: 1981-08-07 Date Received by ODI: 1981-07-17 Date Added to Database: 1981-07-24
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3700
Summary:
      THE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH THE LEFT FRONT BRAKE TUBE RETAINING CLIP MISSING. THE ABSENCE OF A RETAINING CLIP MAY ALLOW THE BRAKE TUBE TO RUB AGAINST THE SHOCK ABSORBER, CAUSING WEAR ON THE TUBE AND, EVENTUALLY, LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      MISSING BRAKE TUBE CLIPS WILL BE INSTALLED AND ANY CHAFED BRAKE TUBES WILL BE REPLACED.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL BUSES AND TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 8.2 LITER DIESELENGINES AND HYDRAULIC BRAKES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; LEFT HAND FRONT BRAKE TUBE RETAINING CLIP.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SINGLE SYSTEM HYDRAULICBRAKES, SUFFICIENT LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF SERVICE BRAKINGCAPABILITY. THIS COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT. ONVEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPLIT SYSTEM HYDRAULIC BRAKES, LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID INTHE HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT OF ONE SYSTEM COULD CAUSE LOSS OF SERVICE BRAKING IN THEAFFECTED SYSTEM. BRAKING DISTANCE WOULD BE INCREASED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN ANACCIDENT.