Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1994 FORD L SERIES

NHTSA Campaign Number: 97V150000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: L SERIES

Year: 1994

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:RESERVOIR

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19930821

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19930901

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 575

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19971013

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19970909

Date Added To File: 19970916

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS. THE AIR BRAKE RESERVOIR ASSEMBLIES HAVE POOR WELD FUSION AT THE WELDED SEAMS IN THE RESERVOIRS. THIS COULD RESULT IN REPUTURE OF THE SEAM AND SUBSEQUENT RELEASE OF THE COMPRESSED AIR.

Consequence Summary:
RAPID RELEASE OF THE COMPRESSED AIR CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE CAB FLOOR OR SURROUNDING COMPONENTS AND COULD RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY. LOSS OF PRESSURE FROM THE PRIMARY RESERVOIR WOULD ALSO RESULT IN LOSS OF AIR SUPPLY TO THE FRONT BRAKES INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AIR BRAKE RESERVOIRS.