BENDIX EC-30T ECU Recall - Recall ID 55577

BENDIX EC-30T ECU Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 03E043000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: BENDIX 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: EC-30T ECU 
Model Year: n/a 
Mfg Campaign Number:  
Mfg Component Desc: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT 
Mfg Involved in Recall: BENDIX COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SYS. 
Manufacture Dates:  
Type of Report: (E) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 28,508 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 01-06-04 
Recall Initiated By: MFR 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: BENDIX COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SYSTEMS LLC 
Report Recieved Date: 09-23-03 
Record Creation Date: 09-24-03 
Regulation Part Number:  
FMVSS Number:  
Defect Summary: BENDIX EC-30T ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNITS (ECU) USED OR INSTALLED ON TOWED VEHICLES SUCH AS TRAILERS AND DOLLIES AND ALSO SOLD AS AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT. THESE UNITS WERE SOLD FROM AUGUST 7, 2000, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22, 2003. IF THE TRAILER-MOUNTED ABS WARNING LAMP CIRCUIT EXPERIENCES AN ELECTRICAL SHORT AND THE SHORT IS NOT REPAIRED, THE HIGH SIDE POWER SWITCH INSIDE THE ECU THAT CONTROLS THE ILLUMINATION OF THE TRAILER-MOUNTED ABS WARNING LAMP MAY EVENTUALLY BECOME THERMALLY STRESSED AND EXPERIENCE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT. 
Consequence Summary: IF THE POWER SWITCH SHORTS, IT CAN RESULT IN AN OVER-CURRENT CONDITION IN THE ECU AND LEAD TO EXCESSIVE HEAT, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLE FIRE. 
Corrective Summary: BENDIX WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND WILL PROVIDE A REMEDY TO OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 6, 2004. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BENDIX RECALL ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-478-1793. 
Notes: ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236). 
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BENDIX EC-30T ECU Recall - Recall ID 55577 for BENDIX EC-30T ECU SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT

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