WALKER TRAILER 2002: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Make : WALKER Model : TRAILER Year : 2002
Build Dates : 2002-11-01 - 2003-06-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V501000
Date Owner's Notified: 2004-10-06 Date Received by ODI: 2004-10-19 Date Added to Database: 2004-10-19
Manufacturers Involved: KENTUCKY MANUFACTURING CO.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 800
Summary:
      CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH BENDIX BRAKES HAVE EXPERIENCED AIR LEAKAGE ON THE BRAKE VALVE PIPE NIPPLE CONNECTING THE AIR RESERVOIR. THE PIPE NIPPLE STARTS TO CRACK CREATING AN AIR LEAK.
Consequence:
      IF THE AIR LEAKS FASTER THAN THE TRACTOR COMPRESSOR CAN KEEP UP, THE EMERGENCY SPRING BRAKE CHAMBERS WILL ACTIVATE AND STOP THE TRAILER INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR THE TYPE OF PIPE NIPPLE USED AND REPLACE ALL PIPE NIPPLES AS NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 6, 2004. ONLY UNITED PARCEL SERVICE "UPS" TRUCKS ARE INVOLVED. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT KENTUCKY TRAILER AT 1-888-598-7245.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.