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UD Trucks UD 3300 Recall for Brakes

Do you own one of these potential lemon commercial trucks?

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):


UD TRUCKS UD3300 2008-2010

Manufacturer: UD TRUCKS CORPORATION Mfr's Report Date: JUN 01, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V252000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Potential Number of Units Affected: 261

Summary:

UD TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA (UD TRUCKS) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 UD 3300 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A DUAL STEERING SYSTEM. MODIFICATIONS TO THE VEHICLES MAY HAVE RESULTED IN LOSS OF ISOLATION BETWEEN THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 121, “AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS.” MODIFICATIONS TO THE VEHICLES MAY HAVE RESULTED IN LOSS OF ISOLATION BETWEEN THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS.

Consequence:

IF THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCES AN AIR LEAK IN EITHER THE PRIMARY OR THE SECONDARY SYSTEM, THE VEHICLE MAY EXPERIENCE A TOTAL LOSS OF BRAKES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy:

UD TRUCKS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND WILL CORRECT THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES.

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