Air brake systems were built without the required air tank drain valve

Autocar, LLC is recalling certain model year 2005-2013 ACX, WX, and WXLL trucks built November 16, 2004, through September 10, 2012.

Problem: On the affected vehicles, the air brake systems were built without the required air tank drain valve. Therefore, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 121, “Air Brake Systems.” Air tanks with valves omitted will not drain if moisture is introduced into the tank, potentially reducing air capacity in the air brake system, which could cause a reduction in brake performance and equipment durability, thus increasing the risk of a crash.

Solution: Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 2, 2013. Owners may contact Autocar at 1-765-489-5499. Autocar’s recall campaign number is A-1302

The TRACY law Firm has been holding the vehicle manufactures liable for their negligence in safety of the vehicle’s occupants due to numerous reasons that includes the vehicle defects in this recall. We are specialized in handling defective vehicle accident and injury cases all over the nation for crashworthiness.

Contact us, or, call at 214-324-9000 if you or your loved ones are seriously injured in an accident.