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BEALL TRAILER Vehicle Safety Recalls

1997 BEALL TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 99V188001 Date: 19-Jul-1999

Build Dates: 19-Dec-1997 through 19-May-1999

Manufacturer Filing Report: BEALL TRAILERS OF MONTANA, INC

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: BEALL TRAILERS OF MONTANA, INC

Number of units affected: 15

Component affected: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TANK TRUCKS AND TRAILERS USING EMCO WHEATON EMERGENCY DISCHARGE VALVES. THE SHEAR GROOVE IS TOO CLOSE TO THE SEAL FACE OF THE VALVE. IN CERTAIN SIDE IMPACT COLLISIONS, THE MATERIAL AROUND THE VALVE SEAT CAN TEAR.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS CAN RESULT IN THE POSSIBILITY OF FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE TANK TRUCK, INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.

Corrective Action: EMCO WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED VALVES WITH ANOTHER VALVE THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN THE DESIGN DEFECT.



1998 BEALL TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 99V188001 Date: 19-Jul-1999

Build Dates: 19-Dec-1997 through 19-May-1999

Manufacturer Filing Report: BEALL TRAILERS OF MONTANA, INC

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: BEALL TRAILERS OF MONTANA, INC

Number of units affected: 15

Component affected: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TANK TRUCKS AND TRAILERS USING EMCO WHEATON EMERGENCY DISCHARGE VALVES. THE SHEAR GROOVE IS TOO CLOSE TO THE SEAL FACE OF THE VALVE. IN CERTAIN SIDE IMPACT COLLISIONS, THE MATERIAL AROUND THE VALVE SEAT CAN TEAR.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS CAN RESULT IN THE POSSIBILITY OF FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE TANK TRUCK, INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.

Corrective Action: EMCO WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED VALVES WITH ANOTHER VALVE THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN THE DESIGN DEFECT.



1999 BEALL TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 99V188001 Date: 19-Jul-1999

Build Dates: 19-Dec-1997 through 19-May-1999

Manufacturer Filing Report: BEALL TRAILERS OF MONTANA, INC

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: BEALL TRAILERS OF MONTANA, INC

Number of units affected: 15

Component affected: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TANK TRUCKS AND TRAILERS USING EMCO WHEATON EMERGENCY DISCHARGE VALVES. THE SHEAR GROOVE IS TOO CLOSE TO THE SEAL FACE OF THE VALVE. IN CERTAIN SIDE IMPACT COLLISIONS, THE MATERIAL AROUND THE VALVE SEAT CAN TEAR.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS CAN RESULT IN THE POSSIBILITY OF FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE TANK TRUCK, INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.

Corrective Action: EMCO WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED VALVES WITH ANOTHER VALVE THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN THE DESIGN DEFECT.



2000 BEALL TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 02V139023 Date: 20-Sep-2002

Build Dates: 20-Mar-2000 through 20-Apr-2002

Manufacturer Filing Report: BEALL TRAILERS OF OREGON

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: BEALL CORPORATION

Number of units affected: 11

Component affected: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH BENDIX SR-2, SR-4, AND SR-5 TRAILER SPRING BRAKE VALVE ASSEMBLIES, THE MOLDED RUBBER FACE OF THE INLET/EXHAUST VALVE (I/E VALVE) COMPONENT OF THE AFFECTED VALVES CAN SEPARATE FROM THE VALVE'S METAL INSERT. AIR CAN BE TRAPPED BY A SEPARATED I/E VALVE CAUSING IT TO BALLOON AND BLOCK THE EXHAUST PASSAGE OF THE TRAILER SPRING BRAKE CIRCUIT.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES BEING UNABLE TO APPLY THE TRAILER PARKING/EMERGENCY SPRING BRAKES DURING PARKING IN THE EVENT OF A TRAILER SUPPLY LINE FAILURE. UNINTENDED ROLLAWAY COULD OCCUR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY OR D

Corrective Action: BENDIX WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. 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 SHOULD CONTACT BENDIX AT 440-329-9000.



2001 BEALL TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 02V139023 Date: 20-Sep-2002

Build Dates: 20-Mar-2000 through 20-Apr-2002

Manufacturer Filing Report: BEALL TRAILERS OF OREGON

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: BEALL CORPORATION

Number of units affected: 11

Component affected: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH BENDIX SR-2, SR-4, AND SR-5 TRAILER SPRING BRAKE VALVE ASSEMBLIES, THE MOLDED RUBBER FACE OF THE INLET/EXHAUST VALVE (I/E VALVE) COMPONENT OF THE AFFECTED VALVES CAN SEPARATE FROM THE VALVE'S METAL INSERT. AIR CAN BE TRAPPED BY A SEPARATED I/E VALVE CAUSING IT TO BALLOON AND BLOCK THE EXHAUST PASSAGE OF THE TRAILER SPRING BRAKE CIRCUIT.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES BEING UNABLE TO APPLY THE TRAILER PARKING/EMERGENCY SPRING BRAKES DURING PARKING IN THE EVENT OF A TRAILER SUPPLY LINE FAILURE. UNINTENDED ROLLAWAY COULD OCCUR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY OR D

Corrective Action: BENDIX WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. 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 SHOULD CONTACT BENDIX AT 440-329-9000.



2001 BEALL TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 04V384000 Date: 20-Aug-2004

Build Dates: 20-Feb-2001 through 20-Mar-2001

Manufacturer Filing Report: BEALL CORPORATION

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: BEALL CORPORATION

Number of units affected: 2

Component affected: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT

Defect Summary: ON TWO (2) TANK TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH BENDIX EC-30T ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU), THE HIGH SIDE POWER SWITCH INSIDE THE ECU THAT CONTROLS THE ILLUMINATION OF THE TRAILER-MOUNTED ABS WARNING LAMP MAY EVENTUALLY BECOME THERMALLY STRESSED AND EXPERIENCE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: IF THE POWER SWITCH SHORTS IT CAN RESULT IN AN OVER-CURRENT CONDITION IN THE ECU AND LEAD TO EXCESSIVE HEAT, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLE FIRE.

Corrective Action: BENDIX WILL REPLACE THE EC-30T ECU WITH ANOTHER UNIT. OWNER SHOULD CONTACT BENDIX AT 1-800-478-1793 OR BEALL AT 1-503-737-2146.



2002 BEALL TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 02V139023 Date: 20-Sep-2002

Build Dates: 20-Mar-2000 through 20-Apr-2002

Manufacturer Filing Report: BEALL TRAILERS OF OREGON

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: BEALL CORPORATION

Number of units affected: 11

Component affected: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH BENDIX SR-2, SR-4, AND SR-5 TRAILER SPRING BRAKE VALVE ASSEMBLIES, THE MOLDED RUBBER FACE OF THE INLET/EXHAUST VALVE (I/E VALVE) COMPONENT OF THE AFFECTED VALVES CAN SEPARATE FROM THE VALVE'S METAL INSERT. AIR CAN BE TRAPPED BY A SEPARATED I/E VALVE CAUSING IT TO BALLOON AND BLOCK THE EXHAUST PASSAGE OF THE TRAILER SPRING BRAKE CIRCUIT.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES BEING UNABLE TO APPLY THE TRAILER PARKING/EMERGENCY SPRING BRAKES DURING PARKING IN THE EVENT OF A TRAILER SUPPLY LINE FAILURE. UNINTENDED ROLLAWAY COULD OCCUR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY OR D

Corrective Action: BENDIX WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. 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 SHOULD CONTACT BENDIX AT 440-329-9000.





* NHTSA is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: NHTSA.gov

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