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Mercedes-Benz 500SL Recall 93V067000

Recall 93V067000

Brakes, May 14, 1993

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1990, 1991, 1992

Manufacturer's Report Date: May 14, 1993

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 93V067000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST

Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,300

Summary: DURING THE REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF THE AIR FILTER HOUSING WHILE SERVICING THE VEHICLE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO MISROUTE THE PREFORMED VACUUM HOSE AND DAMAGE THE CHECK VALVE IN THE VACUUM HOSE. IF THE CHECK VALVE IS DAMAGED, LOSS OF SUFFICIENT BRAKE POWER ASSIST WILL OCCUR.

Consequence: LACK OF SUFFICIENT BRAKE POWER ASSIST WILL INCREASESTOPPING DISTANCE AND COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Remedy: REPLACE THE PREFORMED VACUUM HOSE WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED PREFORMED HOSE WITH A RELOCATED CHECK VALVE WHICH WILL ELIMINATE THE POSSIBILITY OF THE CHECK VALVE BEING DAMAGED.

Notes: SYSTEM: BRAKES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

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