FOUR WINNS TRAILER 1997: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Make : FOUR WINNS Model : TRAILER Year : 1997
Build Dates : 1997-03-15 - 1998-05-27
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 98V126000
Date Owner's Notified: 1998-06-22 Date Received by ODI: 1998-06-08 Date Added to Database: 1998-06-11
Manufacturers Involved: TRAILERS BY DORSEY, INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1534
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PLATFORM TRAILERS AND DOLLIES. THE TUBING INSTALLED IN THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM ON THE PLATFORM TRAILERS WAS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE WITH THE TUBING FITTINGS USED IN THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM AND THE TUBING INSTALLED ON THE DOLLIES DOES NOT HAVE THE PROPER LABELING AND MINIMUM BURST STRENGTH. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 106, "BRAKE HOSES."
Consequence:
      IF THE TUBING IN THE SUPPLY "EMERGENCY" LINE BURSTS OR BECOMES DISENGAGED FROM A FITTING, THE TRAILER CAN EXPERIENCE A PANIC STOP WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING TO THE DRIVER. IF THE TUBING IN THE CONTROL "SERVICE" LINE BURSTS, THE TRAILER CAN BE OPERATING WITHOUT SERVICE BRAKES.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE SYSTEM TUBING AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT TUBING INSTALLED IN THE BRAKE SYSTEM.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 106
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JUNE 22, 1998.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR TRAILERS TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DORSEY TRAILERS AT 1-334-897-5711.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.