SPRINTER 3500 1980: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Make : SPRINTER Model : 3500 Year : 1980
Build Dates : 1979-06-01 - 1980-08-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 80V107000
Date Owner's Notified: 1981-09-04 Date Received by ODI: 1980-08-15 Date Added to Database: 1980-08-21
Manufacturers Involved: LAND ROVER
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1300
Summary:
      THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT UNDER HIGH AMBIENT/UNDERHOOD TEMPERATURES, A CHEMICAL ACTION MAY TAKE PLACE BETWEEN ANY WATER CONTENT IN THE BRAKE FLUID AND THE BRAKE SPRING IN THE MASTER CYLINDER SECONDARY PISTON CHAMBER. AS A RESULT OF THIS CHEMICAL ACTION, A GAS DEVELOPS "HYDROGEN" WHICH DISPLACES THE BRAKE FLUID CAUSING A PROGRESSIVE INCREASE IN BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER PISTON TRAVEL WITH SUBSEQUENT DECREASE IN THE EFFICIENCY OF THE REAR BRAKING SYSTEM.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; HYDRAULIC, MASTER CYLINDER PISTONS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: A DECREASE IN REAR BRAKE EFFICIENCY WOULD LENGTHEN THESTOPPING DISTANCE OF VEHICLE, AND IN A SUDDEN STOP SITUATION, COULD RESULT INAN ACCIDENT.