Defective Air Brake Gauge Leads to Truck Recall from Kalmar

Defective Air Brake Gauge Leads to Truck Recall from Kalmar
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April 19, 2016

Kalmar Solutions has announced a recall for trucks with compromised braking capability.

The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Ottawa T2 vehicles. The brake system air pressure gauge may not display the accurate air pressure level. This condition puts the vehicles in violation of the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, "Air Brake Systems."

If the brake system pressure gauge does not display the proper air pressure, there is an increased risk of a crash.

Nearly 1,700 vehicles are included in this announcement.

Kalmar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air system pressure sensors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Kalmar customer service at (785) 229-6327.