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Recall 98V101000

Recall 98V101000

Brakes, June 1, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 1, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
RQ00010
Potential Number of Units Affected
11,200
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V101000
Component
PARKING BRAKE
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SUPER DUTY SINGLE REAR WHEEL PICKUP TRUCKS. THE PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM, WHEN ENGAGED WITH A FORCE OF 125 POUNDS APPLIED TO THE PARK BRAKE FOOT CONTROL, MAY NOT HOLD THE VEHICLES ON A 20 DEGREE GRADE. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 105, "HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEMS."
Consequence
THIS COULD ALLOW A VEHICLE TO ROLL ON AN INCLINE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL BURNISH THE PARKING BRAKE USING A SPECIFIED PROCEDURE.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JUNE 1, 1998.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULDCONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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