Brake Relay Valve Air Flow Restriction/FMVSS 121 – 2020 Foretravel Realm & iH45

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December 16, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V893000

Brake Relay Valve Air Flow Restriction/FMVSS 121

An increase in stopping distance increases the risk of crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V893

Manufacturer Foretravel, Inc.

Components SERVICE BRAKES

Potential Number of Units Affected 5

 

Summary

Foretravel, Inc. (Foretravel) is recalling certain 2020 Realm and iH45 vehicles built on a Spartan chassis. The brake relay valve may have an air flow restriction, which may result in an extended stopping distance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, “Air Brake Systems.”

 

Remedy

Foretravel will notify owners, and Spartan dealers will inspect and replace the valves, free of charge. The recall began December 16, 2019. Owners may contact Foretravel customer service at 1-800-955-6226.

 

Notes

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.

 


Recall Service Bulletin

DATE: 7/23/19
APPLIES TO:  This Recall service bulletin applies to certain 2018 and 2019 model year Gladiator and MetroStar model Emergency Response chassis cabs built between January 9, 2019 and March 12, 2019.
NHTSA/TC Id: 19V-360
CONDITION: Certain vehicle configurations fail to meet service brake application timing requirements identified in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 121- Air brake systems.
CORRECTION: Remove and replace Relay Valve
LABOR ALLOCATION: 1h for R&R of relay valve
CLASSIFICATION: V3

 

PARTS NEEDED:

QTY Part Number        Description
1 S-2709-001 Kit- Service, Relay Valve, Fire Truck
Kit # S-2709-001 Contains:
QTY Part Number        Description
1 0918-MM5-017 Valve, Relay 0 PSI Crack
1 RSB19-330-005 Instruction Document
1 RSB19-330-006 Instruction Document

 

 

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Thoroughly review entire service bulletin before starting work. If there are questions or concerns with steps defined in this service bulletin, contact Spartan Motors USA, Inc. Customer & Product Support Group.

All applicable industry safety standards must be followed when performing work identified in this procedure.

 

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

 

  1. Tilt Firetruck cab. Make sure of the following before tilting cab:

 

  • Secure all items in cab

 

  • Check for clearances around cab

 

  • Make sure cab is tilted high enough to engage safety latch

 

  1. Locate relay valve located behind drive side step well. Refer to FIG. 2-1.

 

FIG. 2-1

 

  1. Remove relay valve. Be sure to mark all hoses for reinstallation.

 

  1. Install new relay valve per Diagram 1.

 

    1. Torque 5/16-18 nuts to 119 lbf-in.

 

  1. Refer to Appendix A for fitting installation instructions.

 

Appendix A

Fitting Installation

 


IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE
19V893

 

This notice applies to the vehicle identification number below

 

Dear Foretravel Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety act.

Foretravel Inc. has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exist in certain Realm and IH45 motor home chassis built between December 7, 2018 and March 5, 2019 by Spartan Motors.

Please note: The Vehicle Identification Number that may be affected by this recall is located at the top of this letter.

 

What is the defect? 

Foretravel has been notified by Spartan Motors that vehicles affected by this recall may be equipped with brake relay valves in which an orifice within the valve may be restricted inhibiting air flow. The restriction of air flow can cause the affected vehicles to fail to comply with the service brake application timing requirements S5.3.3.1 (a) With an initial service reservoir system air pressure of 100 psi, the air pressure in each brake chamber shall, when measured from the first movement of the service brake control, reach 60 psi in not more than 0.45 second in the case of trucks and buses. Depending on the amount of restriction, an increase in the application of the se1vice brakes may result in an increase in stopping distance which may result in a crash.

 

Corrective Action 

Foretravel will issue owner and dealer notifications to have the valve inspected and if needed, replaced at no charge to you, the vehicle owner. All vehicles affected by this recall are within their warranty period and any identified non-conforming parts would be replaced through Warranty.

 

What Should You Do 

Please contact Foretravel Inc. at 1-800-955-6226 opt 3 to locate a qualified se1v ice center near you. Steps will be taken to ensure the recall is performed at the nearest se1vice center.

 

Reimbursement 

The labor time necessary to perform this service correction is approximately 2 hours for removal and replacement. 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 Foretravel Inc., at 1-800-955- 6226 opt. 3.

 

Reply Card 

The enclosed owner reply card identifies your vehicle. Presentation of this card to the service center will assist in making the necessary correction in the shortest possible time. If you have sold or traded the vehicle, please let us know by completing the postage paid reply card and returning it to us.

If the authorized service center has failed or is unable to remedy the defect without charge and within a reasonable time, contact Foretravel Inc. at 1-800-955-6226 opt. 3. If you are still not able to have the safety defect remedied without charge and within a reasonable time, you may wish to write the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, D.C. 20590 or call the Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to https://v.rww.safecar.gov if you feel the manufacture has failed or is unable to remedy the defect without charge.

 

Foretravel apologizes for this inconvenience; however, we have taken this action in the interest of your safety and continued satisfaction with our products.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ronnie Blackmon

Director of Warranty and Customer Service

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FORETRAVEL IH45 2020
FORETRAVEL REALM 2020

 


6 Associated Documents

Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-19V893-6138.pdf 354.537KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2020-1

RCLQRT-19V893-5036.PDF 211.234KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2019-4

RCLQRT-19V893-8349.PDF 211.137KB

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Safety Bulletin

RCSB-19V893-3212.pdf 500.268KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V893-5222.PDF 214.049KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V893-5355.pdf 244.79KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V893&docType=RCL

 


 

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