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Recalls - 2000 HEIL 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

00V127001

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 EQUIPMENT: PETROLEUM TANKER TRAILERS EQUIPED WITH BENDIX AIR BRAKE SYSTEM AIR DRYERS. THE RETAINING BOLTS FOR THE REED COVERS ON EITHER END OF THE TRAILER AIR DRYER MAY CRACK CAUSING THE BOLT HEADS TO COME OFF.

Defect Consequence

THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM CAN LEAK AIR OUT FROM THE AIR DRYER CAUSING A LOW AIR WARNING BUZZER AND EVENTUALLY THE TRAILER PARKING BRAKES COMING TO FULL APPLY OR THE TRAILER'S PARKING BRAKES CAN ENGAGE WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Defect Corrective Action

BENDIX IS CONDUCTING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION FOR THIS RECALL. OWNERS ARE INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT BENDIX AT 1-800-478-1793 TO RECEIVE A REPLACEMENT UNIT. BENDIX WILL REPLACE THE TRAILER AIR DRYERS WITHOUT CHARGE.

Notes

BENDIX IS CONDUCTING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS ARE INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT BENDIX AT 1-800-478-1793 TO RECEIVE A REPLACEMENT UNIT. IF OWNERS DO NOT RECEIVE A REPLACEMENT UNIT FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-TO-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT

Recall Number

03V397000

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

ON CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH BENDIX EC-30T ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNITS (ECU). IF THE TRAILER-MOUNTED ABS WARNING LAMP CIRCUIT EXPERIENCES AN ELECTRICAL SHORT AND THE SHORT IS NOT REPAIRED, THE HIGH SIDE POWER SWITCH INSIDE THE ECU THAT CONTROLS THE ILLUMINATION OF THE TRAILER-MOUNTED ABS WARNING LAMP MAY EVENTUALLY BECOME THERMALLY STRESSED AND EXPERIENCE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.

Defect Consequence

IN AN OVER-CURRENT CONDITION IN THE ECU AND LEAD TO EXCESSIVE HEAT, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLE FIRE.

Defect Corrective Action

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS AND ALSO PROVIDE A LABOR ALLOWANCE FOR THE REPAIR. 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 BENDIX AT 1-800-478-1793 OR HEIL AT 1-800-400-6913.

Notes

ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN 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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