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Recalls - 1999 DORSEY 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

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Recall Number

98V126000

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: PLATFORM TRAILERS AND DOLLIES. THE TUBING INSTALLED IN THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM ON THE PLATFORM TRAILERS WAS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE WITH THE TUBING FITTINGS USED IN THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM AND THE TUBING INSTALLED ON THE DOLLIES DOES NOT HAVE THE PROPER LABELING AND MINIMUM BURST STRENGTH. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 106, "BRAKE HOSES."

Defect Consequence

IF THE TUBING IN THE SUPPLY (EMERGENCY) LINE BURSTS OR BECOMES DISENGAGED FROM A FITTING, THE TRAILER CAN EXPERIENCE A PANIC STOP WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING TO THE DRIVER. IF THE TUBING IN THE CONTROL (SERVICE) LINE BURSTS, THE TRAILER CAN BE OPERATING WITHOUT SERVICE BRAKES.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE SYSTEM TUBING AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT TUBING INSTALLED IN THE BRAKE SYSTEM.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JUNE 22, 1998. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR TRAILERS TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DORSEY TRAILERS AT 1-334-897-5711. 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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