WELLS CARGO TRAILER 1997: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE

Make : WELLS CARGO Model : TRAILER Year : 1997
Build Dates : 1997-12-17 - 1999-05-07
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 99V188001
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 1999-07-15 Date Added to Database: 1999-07-21
Manufacturers Involved: BEALL TRAILERS OF MONTANA, INC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 15
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TANK TRUCKS AND TRAILERS USING EMCO WHEATON EMERGENCY DISCHARGE VALVES. THE SHEAR GROOVE IS TOO CLOSE TO THE SEAL FACE OF THE VALVE. IN CERTAIN SIDE IMPACT COLLISIONS, THE MATERIAL AROUND THE VALVE SEAT CAN TEAR.
Consequence:
      THIS CAN RESULT IN THE POSSIBILITY OF FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE TANK TRUCK, INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Remedy:
      EMCO WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED VALVES WITH ANOTHER VALVE THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN THE DESIGN DEFECT.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      EMCO REPORTED THAT OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 11, 1999. 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 EMCO WHEATON AT 1-877-880-6532 OR BEALL TRAILERS AT 1-406-252-7163. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.