Monday, December 29, 2008

Freightliner Custom Chassis X-line Recall

Component: service brakes, air:disc
Potential number of units affected: 1
Daimler trucks recalled 1 my 2009 Freightliner custom chassis x-line motor home chassis equipped with bendix front air disc brakes. the front air disc brakes may have been contaminated with grease between the piston head/plate and the diaphragm. when braking pressure is applied, the grease may allow the piston head/plate to slip off center and catch on the reducing ring of the service chamber.
The catching of the piston head/plate on the reducing ring may lock up the corresponding front air disc brake which may impact the operator's ability to steer or control the vehicle.
Dealers replaced both front air disc brakes service chambers. the vehicle was repaired on september 5, 2008. no further action is required on this recall.
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