MERCEDES BENZ L1117 1985: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Make : MERCEDES BENZ Model : L1117 Year : 1985
Build Dates : 1984-03-01 - 1985-02-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 85V020000
Date Owner's Notified: 1985-03-12 Date Received by ODI: 1985-02-20 Date Added to Database: 1985-02-26
Manufacturers Involved: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4000
Summary:
      A STEEL TUBE THAT DELIVERS AIR TO THE FRONT AXLE AIR BRAKE CHAMBER CAN CONTACT THE FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: REPEATED CONTACT CAN WEAR A HOLE IN THE TUBE, CAUSING AIR PRESSURE TO BE LOST DURING BRAKE APPLICATION. THIS COULD RESULT IN IMPAIRED BRAKING CAPABILITY AND AN ACCIDENT.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      REROUTE STEEL TUBE AND/OR REPLACE, AS NECESSARY.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVYDUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH FULL AIR BRAKES.SYSTEM: AIR BRAKES.