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Recalls - 1994 LBT TRAILER

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

SUSPENSION

Recall Number

01V221000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: FRUEHAUF LARGE CAPACITY PETROLEUM TRAILERS BUILT WITH TANDEM NEWAY AIR-RIDE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS. OPERATION OF THE TRAILERS HAS REVEALED A POSSIBILITY THAT THE AXLE BRACKET-TO-AXLE WELDS COULD CRACK, AND THE CRACKS COULD PROPAGATE INTO THE AXLE BEAM.

Defect Consequence

THE CRACKING COULD AFFECT VEHICLE STABILITY. THE REDUCTION IN VEHICLE STABILITY WOULD BE INDICATED TO THE OPERATOR BY ABNORMAL HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS SUCH AS SWAYING OF THE VEHICLE. IF THE OPERATOR DOES NOT HEED THE REDUCTION OF VEHICLE STABILITY, A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR IN THE FORM OF A ROLLOVER.

Defect Corrective Action

LBT WILL REPLACE THE NEWAY AIR-RIDE SUSPENSION SYSTEM WITH A PRO-PAR FOUR-LEAF SPRING SUSPENSION AND WILL ALSO REPLACE THE TWO VEHICLE AXLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE/JULY 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 LBT AT 1-402-333-4900.

Notes

ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


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