1979 Ford B700 Recall | The Air Brake Lines May Be Routed Too Close To The Exhaust Muffler. Because The Air Brake Lines Are Made Of Nylon Material, Heat From The Exhaust Muffler Can Weaken The Brake Line

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1979 Ford B700 Service Brakes, Air,supply,hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Recall | Feb 22, 1979

The Air Brake Lines May Be Routed Too Close To The Exhaust Muffler. Because The Air Brake Lines Are Made Of Nylon Material, Heat From The Exhaust Muffler Can Weaken The Brake Line Tubes, Possibly Causing Them To Rupture. Tube Rupture Could Result In Loss Of Air In The Secondary Air Brake System.. Follwoing Is The Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: New Nylon Air Brake Tubes Will Be Installed And Rerouted Without Charge To Owner.
vehicle Description: Trucks And Buses Equipped With Gasoline Engines And Airbrakes.system: Service Brakes; Air Brake Tubes.consequences Of Defect: Partial Loss Of Vehicle Service Brakes Can Result Andthe Rear Spring Brakes Could Activate, Possibly Resulting In A Vehicleaccident.note: Rupture Of The Tubes For The Secondary System Can Be Detected By Acontinuous Buzzer And Warning Light, Signaling Low Air Pressure, And By Thedual Reading Air Gauge Indicator. Vehicle Operator Is Cautioned To Avoidperiods Of Engine Idling, Particularly When The Choke And Throttle Are Set.this Condition Generates Substantial Heat, Which Can Cause Tube Rupture.

This recall was issued on Feb 22, 1979 for 1979 Ford B700, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY, in response to Service Brakes, Air,supply,hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems.

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