MACK LE 2001: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SLACK ADJUSTERS:AUTOMATIC

Make : MACK Model : LE Year : 2001
Build Dates : 2000-06-16 - 2003-04-28
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V167000
Date Owner's Notified: 2003-06-10 Date Received by ODI: 2003-05-01 Date Added to Database: 2003-06-09
Manufacturers Involved: Crane Carrier Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SLACK ADJUSTERS:AUTOMATIC
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 130
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIFIC COMBINATION OF REYCO SUSPENSION, EATON DRIVE AXLE, AND BENDIX SLACK ADJUSTERS, THE FAILURE OF A DRIVE AXLE SLACK ADJUSTER TO AUTOMATICALLY ADJUST AS REQUIRED TO COMPENSATE FOR BRAKE WEAR, WILL CAUSE AN OUT OF ADJUSTMENT CONDITION. IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS AND IS NOT IDENTIFIED AND CORRECTED THROUGH NORMAL INSPECTIONS AND MAINTENANCE, THE SLACK ADJUSTER WILL OVER-ROTATE AND MAY CONTACT THE SUSPENSION LOWER SPRING SADDLE.
Consequence:
      IF THIS OCCURS, BRAKING PERFORMANCE WILL BE INHIBITED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy:
      CRANE CARRIER WILL SUPPLY, AT NO CHARGE, GUNITE SLACK ADJUSTERS AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO REPLACE THE EXISTING BENDIX SLACK ADJUSTERS ON THE DRIVE AXLE. THE INSTALLING FACILITY WILL BE REIMBURSED BY CRANE FOR ONE "1" HOUR LABOR PER VEHICLE AT THEIR POSTED LABOR RATE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 10, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CRANE AT 1-918-832-7305.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.