Autocar Recalls Trucks for Faulty Parking Brake

HAGERSTOWN, Ind. – Autocar, LLC will recall 11,353 2008-2020 trucks which might have a faulty parking brake system which could fail.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-023, ”A worn park brake control valve (PP1) can develop an internal leak and pass air through the exhaust port after the park brake is applied. Under specific conditions, the internal leak combined with vent line plumbing may result in accumulated back pressure sufficient to allow the park brakes to release.”

The models covered within the recall population are: Autcar/WX/2008-2010; Autocar/WXLL/2008-2010; Autocar/XPEDITOR/2008-2020; Autocar/XPERT/2012-2016, and Autocar/XSPOTTER/2010-2020.

According to the company, there have not been any failures, reports or complaints in the field.

The remedy is removal of the vent line from the parking-brake control valve.

Both the company’s franchised dealers, who will fix recalled vehicles at no expense to the owners, and owners are scheduled to be notified by March 23rd. Any owners who have already paid to have the repair on their vehicles will be reimbursed for this expense.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.