SAN DIEGO – Hyundai Translead has agreed to recall certain model-year 2020-2021 Hyundai Translead BOM trailers with improperly assembled Haldex ModulT Gen II air disc brakes (ADB).
The 39 trailers within the recall population — 2020-2021 Hyundai Translead BOM 30018702 Model VC2530152-JSW (Dry Van Trailer), BOM 30017890 Model VC2530152-AJS (Dry Van Trailer) and BOM 30017051 Model VR2506132-ARSW (Reefer Trailer) – might have an improperly installed spring bracket within the ADB assembly.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-905, “An improperly installed spring bracket may enable the pad retainer and spring bracket to detach from the brake and allow the brake pad to loosen. A loose brake pad may reduce brake effectiveness and may cut a tire valve resulting in a flat tire, and eventually cause damage to the brake pad or wheel.”
NHTSA said the safety risk is, “A detached spring bracket or pad retainer may come in contact with other vehicle parts or fall into the roadway, creating road debris and a potential traffic hazard increasing the risk of crash.”
The remedy consists of an inspection of the ADB by a trained technician and if a fault is detected, repaired.
According to NHTSA, “. Repair, if needed, involves adjusting the pad retainer slightly to allow the spring bracket to seat properly. Inspection and repair are relatively simple and are conducted without removing the wheel or lifting the vehicle, with minimal impact to service. This repair takes approximately 5 minutes per brake to perform.”
Dealers and owners were scheduled to be notified earlier this month.