2000 WHEELER GRAVEL PUP Recall - Recall ID 54490

2000 WHEELER GRAVEL PUP Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V357000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: WHEELER 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: GRAVEL PUP 
Model Year: 2000 
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Mfg Component Desc: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE 
Mfg Involved in Recall: WHEELER STEEL WORKS, INC. 
Manufacture Dates: 01-01-99 through 03-31-01 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 176 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 12-03-03 
Recall Initiated By: ODI 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: WHEELER STEEL WORKS, INC. 
Report Recieved Date: 09-26-03 
Record Creation Date: 09-30-03 
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Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH SEALCO SPRING BRAKE CONTROL VALVE ASSEMBLIES INCORPORATED IN ARVINMERITOR AXLES, PART NO. 110800, THERE IS A RECESSED AREA ON TOP OF THE VALVE IN WHICH A BRASS GUIDE PIN FITS DOWN INSIDE THE BODY OF THE VALVE AND IS HELD IN PLACE BY A STEEL SNAP RING. THE RECESSED AREA ALLOWS ACCUMULATION OF WATER, DIRT, AND/OR CHEMICALS TO BUILD UP BEHIND THE SNAP RING TO THE POINT WHERE IT WILL NO LONGER CONTAIN THE GUIDE PIN RESULTING IN A FAILURE OF THE AIR VALVE. 
Consequence Summary: FAILURE OF THE VALVE IN AN EMPTY OR LIGHTLY LOADED TRAILER WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION COULD RESULT IN A HARD APPLICATION OF THE SPRING BRAKES, POSSIBLY LOCKING UP THE TRAILER WHEELS AND RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH. 
Corrective Summary: SEALCO WILL PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO CUSTOMERS FREE OF CHARGE. 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 SEALCO AT 602-253-1007 OR WHEELER AT 573-262-6240. 
Notes: ALSO, 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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2000 WHEELER GRAVEL PUP Recall - Recall ID 54490 for WHEELER GRAVEL PUP SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE

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