KENWORTH COE 1999: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Make : KENWORTH Model : COE Year : 1999
Build Dates : 1998-03-01 - 2007-12-18
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V049000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-03-14 Date Received by ODI: 2008-02-01 Date Added to Database: 2008-02-01
Manufacturers Involved: Crane Carrier Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 672
Summary:
      CRANE CARRIER IS RECALLING 672 MY 1999-2001 COE,MY 1999-2002 LDT, MY 2001-2007 LDT2, MY 1998-2003 LET, AND MY 2001-2007 LET2 REFUSE CAB AND CHASSIS FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE BRAKE RELEASE TIMING REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 121, "AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS." THE BRAKE RELEASE TIMING WAS SLOWER THAN REQUIRED.
Consequence:
      THIS STANDARD SPECIFIES PERFORMANCE AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS, INCLUDING AIR-OVER-HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEMS, TO ENSURE SAFE BRAKING PERFORMANCE UNDER NORMAL AND EMERGENCY CONDITIONS.
Remedy:
      CRANE WILL REPLACE SEVERAL FITTINGS AND HOSES WHICH WILL INCREASE THE AIR FLOW AND SUBSEQUENTLY IMPROVE THE BRAKE RELEASE TIMING. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 14, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CRANE CARRIER AT 918-832-7305.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 121
Notes:
      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.