ALTEC ( 12V483000 )
Sat, 13 Oct 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
ALTEC / FREIGHTLINER
ALTEC INDUSTRIES INC.
Report Receipt Date: OCT 03, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
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Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 764
Summary: Altec Industries, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 vehicles mounted on a Freightliner chassis. Due to improper installation, the air supply line of the front brakes is susceptible to kinking.
Consequence: Overtime, the front brake line could become kinked leading to a loss of front brake control, increasing the risk of crash.
Remedy: Altec will notify owners, and will repair the vehicles, free of charge. Altec has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Altec Industries at 1-877-462-5832.