VERMEER TUB GRINDER 2001: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Make : VERMEER Model : TUB GRINDER Year : 2001
Build Dates : 2000-08-01 - 2002-05-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02V139027
Date Owner's Notified: 2003-02-10 Date Received by ODI: 2002-12-31 Date Added to Database: 2003-01-17
Manufacturers Involved: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: IK00-1055
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 129
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN TUB GRINDER TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH BENDIX SR-5 TRAILER SPRING BRAKE VALVE ASSEMBLIES, THE MOLDED RUBBER FACE OF THE INLET/EXHAUST VALVE "I/E VALVE" COMPONENT OF THE AFFECTED VALVES CAN SEPARATE FROM THE VALVE'S METAL INSERT. AIR CAN BE TRAPPED BY A SEPARATED I/E VALVE CAUSING IT TO BALLOON AND BLOCK THE EXHAUST PASSAGE OF THE TRAILER SPRING BRAKE CIRCUIT.
Consequence:
      THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES BEING UNABLE TO APPLY THE TRAILER PARKING/EMERGENCY SPRING BRAKES DURING PARKING IN THE EVENT OF A TRAILER SUPPLY LINE FAILURE. UNINTENDED ROLLAWAY COULD OCCUR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH TO THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT OR ANY BYSTANDERS.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 10, 2003. 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 VERMEER AT 641-628-3141 OR BENDIX AT 440-329-9000.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VERMEER RECALL NO. IK00-1055.ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.