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Recalls - 1996 ALTEC WHISPERDISC

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

SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

Recall Number

96V179000

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

THE BRAKE WIRE INSIDE THE TRAILER BRAKE WIRING PLUG WAS CONNECTED TO THE WRONG TERMINAL AND, THEREFORE, NOT PROPERLY CONNECTED TO THE SWITCH IN THE TRUCK CAB WHICH CONTROLS THE TRAILER BRAKES.

Defect Consequence

THE TRAILER BRAKES MAY BE INOPERABLE OR COULD INADVERTENTLY BE APPLIED WHEN THE TRUCK CHASSIS LIGHTS ARE SWITCHED ON, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

THE TRAILER BRAKE WIRING WILL BE INSPECTED AND CORRECTED IF NECESSARY. OWNERS CAN PERFORM THIS INSPECTION AND REPLACE OR HAVE A DEALER DO THE NECESSARY CORRECTIONS IF THEY SO DESIRE.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 15, 1996. NOTE: 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 ALTEC AT 1-919-528-2535. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


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