PIERCE FIRE TRUCK 1993: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:QUICK RELEASE VALVE

Make : PIERCE Model : FIRE TRUCK Year : 1993
Build Dates : 1991-11-01 - 1997-01-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V137000
Date Owner's Notified: 2001-05-14 Date Received by ODI: 2001-04-17 Date Added to Database: 2001-04-26
Manufacturers Involved: Pierce Manufacturing
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 74B18
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:QUICK RELEASE VALVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1046
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: REAR WHEEL DRIVE FIRE TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MIDLAND TWO-WAY CHECK VALVES. THESE VALVES CAN DETERIORATE IN HIGH CYCLE USE, AND DO NOT MEET THE SAE J1410 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PNEUMATIC VALVES DESIGNED TO OPERATE IN COMMERCIAL AIR BRAKE VEHICLES.
Consequence:
      THE LOSS OF AIR CAN CAUSE A LOSS OF FRONT BRAKES INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DOUBLE CHECK VALVES ON THESE VEHICLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 14, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT PIERCE AT 1-888-974-3723.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      PIERCE RECALL NUMBER 74B18.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.