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Trucking News: Autocar ACX trucks recalled due to fire hazard


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4/24/2013
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  • Vehicle Make / Model:

    Model Year(s):

  • AUTOCAR / ACX
    2011-2013
  • Manufacturer:

    Autocar Industries, LLC
  • Report Receipt Date:

    APR 11, 2013
  • NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

    13V138000
  • NHTSA Action Number:

    N/A
  • Component:

    PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:AIR
  • Potential Number of Units Affected:

    532
  • Summary:

    Autocar, LLC is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 ACX vehicles manufactured January 24, 2011, through December 4, 2012. These vehicles are equipped with Meritor axle assemblies that were built with disc brakes using MGM J24 series air brake chambers. In the affected axles, the brake chambers may leak pressure allowing the parking brake to drag when it is supposed to be released. Brake dragging could lead to overheated brake components.
  • Consequence:

    Overheated brake components could result in a fire.
  • Remedy:

    Autocar will notify owners and will replace the actuators as needed, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin June 10, 2013. Owners may contact Autocar at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar's campaign recall number is A-1301.
  • Notes:

    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Category: Trucking Collisions

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1 Comments to "Trucking News: Autocar ACX trucks recalled due to fire hazard"

I hope more owners of trucks read this! This is truly dangerous when driving. I will share this to fellow drivers.

Rose
Posted by Dings N Things on April 27, 2013 at 10:26 PM

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