FREIGHTLINER UNSPECIFIED 1992: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1992
Build Dates : 1992-07-01 - 1993-04-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 93V070000
Date Owner's Notified: 1993-11-11 Date Received by ODI: 1993-04-26 Date Added to Database: 1993-04-30
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 160
Summary:
      THE EXHAUST PORT IN THE UP POSITION ALLOWS WATER TO ENTER THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM, WHICH CAN BLOCK THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM IN FREEZING CONDITIONS.
Consequence:
      BLOCKAGES IN THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM CAN BLOCK THE EXHAUSTFROM THE BRAKE CHAMBERS AFTER SERVICE BRAKE APPLICATION, CAUSING THE BRAKES TODRAG AND POSSIBLY OVERHEAT ON EITHER SIDE OF THE DRIVE AXLES. THIS COULDINCREASE STOPPING DISTANCE AND RESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
      INVERT THE BRAKE VALVES SO THE EXHAUST PORTS ARE DOWN.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: BRAKES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS WITH TRACTION CONTROL THAT HAVE CROSSMEMBERMOUNTED BRAKE VALVES POSITIONED WITH THE EXHAUST PORT UP.