1998 REITNOUER BIG BUBBA Recall - Recall ID 53725

1998 REITNOUER BIG BUBBA Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V385000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: REITNOUER 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: BIG BUBBA 
Model Year: 1998 
Mfg Campaign Number:  
Mfg Component Desc: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE 
Mfg Involved in Recall: REITNOUER, INC. 
Manufacture Dates: 03-01-98 through 04-30-00 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 2,222 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg:  
Recall Initiated By: ODI 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: REITNOUER, INC. 
Report Recieved Date: 10-13-03 
Record Creation Date: 10-21-03 
Regulation Part Number:  
FMVSS Number:  
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 REITNOUER AT 610-929-4856. 
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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1998 REITNOUER BIG BUBBA Recall - Recall ID 53725 for REITNOUER BIG BUBBA SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE

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