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Recall data for: 1998 FORD AEROMAX

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V335000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S34

Make: FORD

Model: AEROMAX

Year: 1998

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19961105

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19971218

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 8400

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010216

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20001019

Date Added To File: 20001027

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 121

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MEDIUM DUTY TANDEM REAR AXLE TRUCKS WITH ABS. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 121, “AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS.” THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM WAS PLUMBED SO THAT COMPLETE AIR RESERVOIR ISOLATION WAS NOT PROVIDED. SOME VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN AIR LINE FROM THE SYSTEM ECU RELAY VALVE MODULE TEE FITTING, INCORRECTLY CONNECTED TO THE SYSTEM SUPPLY TANK, RATHER THAN THE SYSTEM AUXILIARY PRIMARY TANK.

Consequence Summary:
A LEAKAGE OR FAILURE CAN CAUSE A PRESSURE LOSS IN THE SECONDARY TANK RESULTING IN THE DRAINING OF THE PRIMARY TANK ALSO, AND THUS A COMPLETE LOSS OF VEHICLE SYSTEM AIR PRESSURE, DIMINISHING BRAKE EFFECTIVENESS, AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE VEHICLE HAS THE INCORRECTLY ROUTED AIR LINE. THOSE WITH THE CONDITION WILL BE CORRECTLY PLUMBED AND THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM TESTED TO VERIFY PROPER RESERVOIR ISOLATION.