Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1997 FORD LOUISVILLE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V050000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 99S05

Make: FORD

Model: LOUISVILLE

Year: 1997

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19960429

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19971221

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1687

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19990505

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19990315

Date Added To File: 19990323

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 121

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL WABCO AIR DRYER. THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM WAS PLUMBED SO THAT THE SYSTEMS DID NOT PROVIDE AIR RESERVOIR ISOLATION. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 121, “AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS.”

Consequence Summary:
THE AIR BRAKE RESERVOIR PRESSURE COULD BE DEPLETED, ACTIVATING THE EMERGENCY SPRING BRAKE. WITH THE EMERGENCY SPRING BRAKE DEPLOYED, THE VEHICLE WOULD STOP AND COULD NOT BE MOVED UNTIL THE BRAKE AIR SYSTEM WAS REPAIRED.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE AIR LINE PLUMBING TO INSTALL A CHECK VALVE.