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.
Great Dane Trailers (Great Dane) is recalling certain model year 2015 Reefer and Van Trailers manufactured March 3, 2014, to February 24, 2015, 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.
Great Dane will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake actuator and replace, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 2, 2015. Owners may contact Great Dane customer service at 1-912-232-4471.
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
City, State, Zip
To Whom It May Concern:
This notice is being sent in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
Great Dane Trailers has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain Van Semi-Trailers manufactured by Great Dane between March, 2014 and October, 2014. The defect has to do with the Haldex Life Seal T3030 Long Stroke Brake Actuators which could cause brake drag, wheel end over heating, fire and or wheel off condition resulting in a loss of control or a crash.
To address and remedy this defect you should contact Great Dane Customer Service at 1-877-369-3493 to arrange through Haldex and the appropriate Great Dane Warranty service provider for the brake actuators to be inspected and/or replaced as necessary per Haldex procedures.
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.
National Highway Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20590
Call the toll free Vehicle Safety Hotline: 1-888-327-4236; (TTY: 800-424-9153 or go to http://www.safercar.gov )
Federal regulations require that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within ten days.
If you are no longer the owner of this vehicle, please provide us with any contact information so we may contact the new owner.
We regret any inconvenience that this situation may have caused. However, Great Dane Trailers wants to assure you that we are concerned for customer safety and your continued satisfaction with our products.