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Recalls - 2009 MACK MRU

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:QUICK RELEASE VALVE

Recall Number

09V194000

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

MACK IS RECALLING 338 MODEL YEAR 2009 MRU AND LEU HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 20 THROUGH NOVEMBER 26, 2008 EQUIPPED WITH CERTAIN HALDEX QUICK RELEASE VALVES (QRV). THE RUBBER DIAPHRAGM INSIDE THE QRV MAY EXPERIENCE DELAMINATION RESULTING IN SIGNIFICANT LEVELS OF AIR PRESSURE LEAKAGE PAST AND/OR THROUGH THE DIAPHRAGM, OR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BUBBLE IN THE DIAPHRAGM WHICH MAY TRAP AIR PRESSURE IN THE VALVE AND NOT ALLOW THE SERVICE BRAKES TO RELEASE.

Defect Consequence

MALFUNCTION OF THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

MACK WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE AFFECTED VEHICLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JULY 13, 2009. OWNERS CAN CONTACT MACK TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-866-1177.

Notes

MACK'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NO. SC0338. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


Component Description

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Recall Number

10V404000

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

MACK IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2011 GU AND MRU MODEL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED WITH A FRONT TOW GLAD HAND OPTION. THE ACTUATION AND RELEASE TIMING OF THE VEHICLES EXCEEDS THE LIMIT WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 121, "AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS."

Defect Consequence

IF THE BRAKES DO NOT PERFORM AS THEY SHOULD, A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Defect Corrective Action

MACK WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE VEHICLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MACK AT 1-877-800-4945.

Notes

MACK'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SC0345. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


Component Description

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Recall Number

11V212000

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

MACK TRUCKS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2012 MRU AND LEU HEAVY TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 3, 2007, THROUGH FEBRUARY 3, 2011. THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY IN THESE VEHICLES MAY NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE OVERCURRENT PROTECTION.

Defect Consequence

IN THE EVENT OF AN ELECTRICAL OVERAGE, THE FUSE THAT SHOULD PREVENT THE OVER CURRENT FROM REACHING THE MIRROR SWITCH CIRCUIT MAY FAIL, SUCH THAT THE MIRROR SWITCH CAN OVERHEAT. AN OVERHEATED SWITCH COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE FIRE.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RELAY HARNESS TO PREVENT THE MIRROR SWITCH FROM OVERHEATING. THEY WILL ALSO INSPECT THE MIRROR SWITCH AND IF SIGNS OF OVERHEATING ARE SHOWN, REPLACE THAT SWITCH. ALL INSPECTIONS AND REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 30, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MACK TRUCKS AT 1-800-866-1177.

Notes

MACK TRUCKS SAFETY RECALL NO. SC0349/SC0350. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


Component Description

STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR

Recall Number

11V374000

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

MACK TRUCKS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2012 MRU HEAVY TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 26, 2008, THROUGH APRIL 26, 2011. THE BOLTS USED TO MOUNT THE STEERING GEAR WERE NOT TIGHTENED TO SPECIFICATION. THE BOLTS CAN LOOSEN WHICH OVER TIME MAY CAUSE THE STEERING GEAR TO DISCONNECT FROM ITS MOUNTING BRACKET.

Defect Consequence

A COMPLETE LOSS OF STEERING MAY OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BOLTS, WHICH WILL BE TIGHTENED TO THE CORRECT SPECIFICATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MACK TRUCKS AT 1-800-866-1177.

Notes

MACK TRUCKS RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SC0356. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


Component Description

SUSPENSION:FRONT

Recall Number

12V067000

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

MACK IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2011 MRU AND MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 LEU VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 1, 2009, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 BECAUSE THE FRONT AXLE MAY CRACK AND FRACTURE.

Defect Consequence

COMPLETE FRACTURES CAN CAUSE THE DRIVER TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

MACK WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND REPLACE THE AXLE BEAMS ON AFFECTED VEHICLES WHEN SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES ARE AVAILABLE. AS AN INTERIM MEASURE, A MAG PARTICLE INSPECTION WILL BE PROVIDED TO MITIGATE RISK AND IDENTIFY VEHICLES WITH CRACKED AXLE BEAMS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN MARCH 30, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MACK TRUCKS AT 1-800-866-1177.

Notes

MACK’S RECALL NUMBER IS SC0362. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


Component Description

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Recall Number

12V519000

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

Mack Trucks is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 GU, LEU, and MRU trucks, manufactured from December 12, 2007, through May 8, 2008 and equipped with a certain focal mounted retarder control box. The control box may lose its electrical ground.

Defect Consequence

If the control box loses ground, it may have localized overheating. This could lead to a vehicle fire.

Defect Corrective Action

All affected vehicles were sold to one customer that has already been notified. An official owner notification letter will be mailed to the one customer in early November 2012. Mack will replace the suspect control box on the affected vehicles, free of charge. Owners may contact Mack Trucks at 1-800-866-1177.

Notes

Mack's recall number is SC0366. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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