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Thursday, April 10, 2008

HENDRICKSON USA RECALLS SUSPENSION FOR BRIDGEMASTER V MODEL CONCRETE MIXER TRUCKS.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
HENDRICKSON / BAR13X-03B
9999
HENDRICKSON / BAR13X-04B
9999
HENDRICKSON / BAR13X-06B
9999
HENDRICKSON / BAR13X-67B
9999
Manufacturer : HENDRICKSON USA. L.L.C. Mfr's Report Date : JUN 14, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07E040000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1858
Summary:
 CERTAIN TRUCK BRIDGE AXLES MANUFACTURED BY HENDRICKSON BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 7, 2006, AND APRIL 25, 2007, INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AS SUBASSEMBLY COMPONENTS OF AUXILIARY TAG AXLE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS FOR MCNEILUS (OSHKOSH) 2006 AND 2007 BRIDGEMASTER V MODEL CONCRETE MIXER TRUCKS WITH SERIAL NUMBERS HUAX97188 THROUGH HUAX108905. DUE TO INADEQUATE TEMPERING IN THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS, THE COMPONENT END CASTINGS CAN CRACK.
Consequence:
 IF THE CRACKS SHOULD PROPAGATE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN ROAD USE, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT DEBRIS FROM THE BRIDGE AXLE OR ADJACENT VEHICLE PARTS COULD BE DEPOSITED IN THE ROADWAY, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
 OSHKOSH WILL NOTIFY THEIR OWNERS AND HENDRICKSON WILL REPLACE THE AXLES WITH PRIORITY GIVEN TO THE OWNERS WHO REPORT VISIBLE CRACKS FREE OF CHARGE.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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