If the diaphragm is not completely attached, there may be internal leakage from the service section past the diaphragm, potentially trapping air pressure in the parking brake section. This air pressure in turn, if not vented, may prevent full release of the actuator unit, and may induce brake drag and may result in overheated wheelend service brakes, increasing the risk of a fire.
Polar Tank Trailer, LLC (Polar) is recalling certain model year 2015 SRJH, APX0, and ATB6 trailers manufactured August 27, 2014, to November 29, 2014, equipped with certain Haldex Life Seal Type 30/30 Long Stroke Air Brake Actuators manufactured January 9, 2014, to October 28, 2014. The affected actuators may have an incomplete attachment of the internal rubber diaphragm to the actuation mechanism of the parking brake section of the Life Seal actuator.
Polar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the actuators, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began April 2, 2015. Owners may contact Polar customer service at 1-320-746-2255. Polar's number for this recall is 14E075.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE
April 1, 2015
This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
Polar Tank Trailer, LLC has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain Polar Tank Trailer, LLC’s trailers that included Life Seal Type 30/30 Long Stroke Actuators from Haldex Brake Products Corporation. This notice is to inform you that on February 10, 2015, Polar Tank Trailer, LLC notified NHTSA that it would institute a recall on our Polar Tank Trailer, LLC’s trailers that included Life Seal Type 30/30 Long Stroke Actuators from Haldex Brake Products Corporation. This recall will affect Polar Tank Trailer, LLC’s trailers that included Life Seal Type 30/30 Long Stroke Actuators manufactured after August 27, 2014.
Description of Defect:
Haldex has reported that 0.1% of their production of Life Seal Type 30/30 Long Stroke Actuators manufactured between January 9, 2014, and October 28, 2014 are defective. Defective parts have incomplete attachment of the internal rubber diaphragm to the actuation mechanism in the parking brake section of the Life Seal brake actuator.
Dragging and overheated wheelend foundation service brakes may occur, and may result in smoke and thermal damage to the vehicle and/or chassis components, as well as possible injury to persons outside of vehicle.
Vehicle driver(s) may note or recognize overheated wheelends during pre and post trip walk around inspections. Mechanic(s) and technician(s) at vehicle maintenance/repair facilities may note or recognize overheated wheelends during routine/periodic vehicle maintenance operations.
What you should do:
Repair will involve replacement of Life Seal brake actuator units. Replacement procedures will be completed at no charge to the customer through our dealers and service facilities and/or other service facilities. If you had this repair performed before you received this letter, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for the cost of obtaining a pre-notification remedy of the problem associated with this recall. For more information contact Haldex at (800)-752-2501 or [email protected]Haldex.com, and refer to NHTSA Recall # 14E075, or Polar Tank Trailer at (320) 746-3471.
If you no longer own the trailer(s), please forward new owner information to Polar Tank Trailer by calling
(320) 746 3471. If you are the lessor of this vehicle, please forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within
ten days to comply with federal regulations.
If your affected Polar Trailer has not been inspected and/or repaired within a reasonable time, or if you have
further questions or concerns, contact:
Polar Tank Trailer
Attn. Peter Weis
12810 County Road 17
Holdingford, MN 56340
320 746 3471
If after contacting us, you are still not satisfied that we have done our best to remedy this condition without
charge and within a reasonable time, you may wish to write the Administrator, National Highway Traffic
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety
Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov. The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration Campaign ID Number for this recall is 15V-021.
We apologize for any inconvenience this safety recall may cause, but your safety is our first concern.
Polar Tank Trailer, LLC