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Recall 07V168000

Brake Fluid Leaks From Brake Lines - Handicap Conversion Vans Only

Recall Details

The brake lines may have been improperly routed and may chafe on the sway bar. This can cause the lines to develop a brake fluid leak. Dealers will inspect the routing of the lines and secure them if no chafing is found. If chafing is found, affected brake lines will be replaced free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

On vehicles with handicap conversions, the brake lines may be routed improperly, causing them to leak fluid.

What Should You Do?

Vehicles affected were converted to handicapped accessible vehicles by Vantage Mobility International. You can check with your dealer to assist in finding out if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Affected Cars

Brakes, April 12, 2007

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 12, 2007
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
742
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
07V168000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
ON CERTAIN MINI VAN CONVERSIONS, THE BRAKE LINES MAY HAVE BEEN ROUTED INCORRECTLY. THE BRAKE LINES CAN MAKE CONTACT AND CHAFE ON THE STABILIZER BAR.
Consequence
IF THIS HAPPENS, THE LINES COULD WEAR THROUGH CAUSING PARTIAL OR FULL LOSS OF BRAKING ABILITY DUE TO A LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE LINES TO MAKE SURE THE ROUTING IS CORRECT. IF NO CHAFING IS FOUND, THE BRAKE LINES WILL BE SECURED TO THE VEHICLE CHASSIS. IF THE BRAKE LINES ARE WORN, THE LINES WILL BE REPLACED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 15, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VMI AT 1-800-348-8267.
Notify
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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