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Recall 92V083000

Recall 92V083000

Brakes, June 5, 1992
Affected Cars

Mercedes-Benz

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: June 5, 1992

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 92V083000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 845

Summary: THE PLASTIC BRAKE HYDRAULIC HOSE FROM THE AUTOMATIC SLIP CONTROL UNIT WAS MISROUTED TOO CLOSE TO THE PRE-RESISTOR FOR THE ELECTRIC AUXILIARY ENGINE COOLING FAN WHICH BECOMES HOT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. THIS COULD CAUSE THE HOSE TO MELT AND LEAK BRAKE FLUID ONTO THE HOT PRE-RESISTOR.

Consequence: BRAKE FLUID CAN CATCH ON FIRE WHEN IT CONTACTS THE HOTPRE-RESISTOR, POSING THE RISK OF INJURY TO ANYONE IN OR NEAR THE VEHICLE.

Remedy: REPLACE AND REROUTE ANY HOSE THAT MAY HAVE BEEN MISROUTED.

Notes: SYSTEM: BRAKES; NON METAL HYDRAULIC LINES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS WITH "ASR" AUTOMATIC SLIP CONTROL.NOTE: THE MANUFACTURER SUGGESTS THAT THE CAR BE OPERATED WITH THE AUTOMATICCLIMATE CONTROL TURNED OFF OR ON EC (ECONOMY) MODE. THIS WILL PREVENT THEPRE-RESISTOR FROMGETTING TOO HOT.

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