MERTZ CUSTOM TRAILER 2013: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:AIR
|Make : MERTZ||Model : CUSTOM TRAILER||Year : 2013|
|Build Dates : 2008-01-01 - 2018-11-20|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V195000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2019-03-29||Date Received by ODI: 2019-03-11||Date Added to Database: 2019-03-12|
|Manufacturers Involved: Mertz Manufacturing, Inc.|
|Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:|
|Manufacturer Campaign Number: M18-098|
|Component: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:AIR|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 475|
Mertz Manufacturing, LLC is recalling certain 2008-2018 custom trailers. Plastic junction connections may have been installed in the air brake circuits. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 121, "Air Brake Systems."
If a plastic connector fails, a loss of service brakes will occur or the emergency brakes will activate unexpectedly. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.
Mertz has notified owners and will provide metal brake line connections to replace the plastic connections. The recall began March, 29, 2019. Owners may contact Mertz customer service at 1-580-767-8404. Mertz's number for this recall is M18-098.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
|Regulation Part Number:||Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 121|
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.