MACK CHN 2004: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:CHAMBER

Make : MACK Model : CHN Year : 2004
Build Dates : 2004-02-24 - 2004-09-19
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V112000
Date Owner's Notified: 2005-05-03 Date Received by ODI: 2005-03-24 Date Added to Database: 2005-03-28
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC0294
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:CHAMBER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 291
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN HEAVY DUTY CLASS 8 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AIR SUSPENSION PROPRIETARY AXLES AND ADJUSTABLE LENGH TORQUE RODS, AN INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE ADJUSTABLE TORQUE ROD AND THE BRAKE CHAMBER ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE CHASSIS MAY EXIST. THE SPRING BRAKE CHAMBER CLAMP RING COULD POSSIBLY BE DISTORTED OVER TIME RESULTING IN LOSS OF AIR, WHICH COULD LEAD TO THE SPRING BRAKE AT THE CHAMBER BEING INADVERTENTLY APPLIED.
Consequence:
      BRAKING CAPABILITY WOULD BE DIMINISHED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPAIR AND REPLACE THE ADJUSTABLE TORQUE ROD, WITH A FIXED LENGTH TORQUE ROD, INSPECT AND REPAIR THE BRAKE CHAMBER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 3, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MACK TRUCKS AT 610-709-2131.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      MACK TRUCKS RECALL NO. SC0294.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.