Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1997 FORD LOUISVILLE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V200000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: LOUISVILLE

Year: 1997

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:LOW PRESSURE WARNING

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19950331

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19960729

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 500

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19961204

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19961015

Date Added To File: 19961021

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 121

Defect Summary:
THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM WAS MANUFACTURED HAVING AIR BRAKE PRESSURE RELEASE TIMES OF APPROXIMATELY 1.5 SECONDS. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 121, “AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS.”

Consequence Summary:
THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN SLIGHT TRAILER BRAKE DRAG AND TIRE SCUFFING INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A QUICK RELEASE VALVE IN THE AIR PRESSURE RELEASE SYSTEMS.