FREIGHTLINER UNSPECIFIED 1980: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SLACK ADJUSTERS

 
Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1980
Build Dates : 1978-04-01 - 1982-11-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 82V114000
Date Owner's Notified: 1983-03-25 Date Received by ODI: 1982-12-01 Date Added to Database: 1982-12-06
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SLACK ADJUSTERS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 249
Summary:
      BRAKES MAY FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 121, "AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS". THE AIR BRAKES ON THE FRONT AXLE MAY NOT ACTUATE AND RELEASE WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED FOR SAFE BRAKING. THE BRAKES MAY EXCEED THE .55 SECOND LIMITS.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL MODIFY THE BRAKE SYSTEM BY ADDING AN AIR BRAKE RELAY VALVE AND NECESSARY PIPING TO THE FRONT AXLE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 121
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 14,000 LB. GAWR FRONT STEERINGAXLE.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; AIR BRAKES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE TIME THAT IT TAKES FOR THE BRAKES TO REACT COULD BEUNSAFE. DEGRADED BRAKE CONTROL COULD CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND MAYRESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.