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Recalls - 1999 FORETRAVEL UNICOACH

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, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Recall Number

99V021000

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: MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH TAG AXLES. THERE IS REDUCED BRAKING ABILITY ON THE REAR AXLE DUE TO THE TAG AXLE ABS SENSORS READING "NO TIRE/WHEEL ROTATION," UNDER HEAVY BRAKING CONDITIONS. THE SENSORS DETECT THAT THE WHEEL ROTATION HAS CEASED AND THEN STOPS SENDING A SIGNAL TO THE ABS COMPUTER.

Defect Consequence

THE VEHICLES COULD HAVE REDUCED BRAKING ABILITY AND INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES ON THE REAR AXLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL DELETE THE ABS ON THE TAG AXLE (ONLY), BY REMOVING THE SENSORS AND WIRING HARNESS.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN FEBRUARY 16, 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 FORETRAVEL AT 1-800-955-6226, EXT. 254. 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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