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
Summary:
      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."
Consequence:
      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.
Remedy:
      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
Notes:
      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.