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Safety Alert

Mack Recalling 2011-2013 CXZU Trucks Potential for Brake Fire

Mack Recalling 2011-2013 CXZU

Report Receipt Date: APR 22, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V153000
Component(s): PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 331
Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s): MACK CXU2011-2013
Manufacturer: Mack Trucks, Inc.
SUMMARY: Mack Trucks, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 CXU trucks manufactured November 23, 2010, through March 19, 2012. These vehicles are equipped with an MGM Type 24 J-series piston parking brake chamber. In the affected axles, the brake chambers may leak pressure allowing the parking brake to drag when it is supposed to be released. Brake dragging could lead to overheated brake components.
CONSEQUENCE: Overheated brake components could result in a fire.
REMEDY: Mack Trucks will notify owners and the brake chambers will be replaced as needed, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or before, June 17, 2013. Owners may contact Mack at 1-336-393-2000. Mack Truck's campaign recall number is SC0369.
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.