FORD F SERIES 2007: PARKING BRAKE

Make : FORD Model : F SERIES Year : 2007
Build Dates : 2006-06-01 - 2007-06-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V385000
Date Owner's Notified: 2007-10-22 Date Received by ODI: 2007-08-28 Date Added to Database: 2007-08-28
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 070164
Component: PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 9518
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN STRAIGHT TOWING OR NON-TOWING TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH BENDIX AIR BRAKES, THE AIR BRAKE PARK CONTROL VALVE MAY DEVELOP EITHER AN INTERNAL AIR LEAK OR AN AIR RESTRICTION. THE PARK BRAKE MAY NOT RELEASE OR MAY RELEASE ONLY PARTIALLY.
Consequence:
      IF THE VEHICLE IS ON AN UNEVEN SURFACE, THE PARK BRAKE MAY NOT HOLD THE VEHICLE AND COULD RESULT IN UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT AND A VEHICLE CRASH. THIS CONDITION DOES NOT AFFECT NORMAL SERVICE BRAKING.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE EXTERNAL CHECK VALVE ON THE AIR BRAKE PARK CONTROL VALVE IF THE INSPECTION DETERMINES THE EXTERNAL CHECK VALVE IS DAMAGED, THE AIR BRAKE PARK CONTROL VALVE WILL BE REPLACED AND MAY REQUIRE THE REPLACEMENT OF AN INTERNAL CHECK VALVE IN THE AIR BRAKE PARK CONTROL VALVE. REMEDY WILL BE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 22, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GM AT 1-800-862-4389 OR ISUZU AT 1-800-255-6727.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      GM RECALL NO. 070164.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.