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WELLCO TRAILER Vehicle Safety Recalls

2001 WELLCO TRAILER
NHTSA* Vehicle Safety Recall Number: 03V518000 Date: 20-Dec-2003

Build Dates: -- through --

Manufacturer Filing Report: WELLCO MANUFACTURING, INC.

Manufacturer Responsible for the Recall: WELLCO MANUFACTURING, INC.

Number of units affected: 6

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

Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN FLATBED TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH SEALCO SPRING BRAKE CONTROL VALVE ASSEMBLIES INCORPORATED IN ARVINMERITOR AXLES, PART NO. 110800, THERE IS A RECESSED AREA ON TOP OF THE VALVE IN WHICH A BRASS GUIDE PIN FITS DOWN INSIDE THE BODY OF THE VALVE AND IS HELD IN PLACE BY A STEEL SNAP RING. THE RECESSED AREA ALLOWS ACCUMULATION OF WATER, DIRT, AND/OR CHEMICALS TO BUILD UP BEHIND THE SNAP RING TO THE POINT WHERE IT WILL NO LONGER CONTAIN THE GUIDE PIN RESULTING IN A FAILURE OF THE AIR VALVE.

Possible consequences resulting from defect: FAILURE OF THE VALVE IN AN EMPTY OR LIGHTLY LOADED TRAILER WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION COULD RESULT IN A HARD APPLICATION OF THE SPRING BRAKES, POSSIBLY LOCKING UP THE TRAILER WHEELS AND RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: SEALCO WILL PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO CUSTOMERS 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 SEALCO AT 602-253-1007 OR WELLCO AT 707-678-9236.





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

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