Fire Risk Prompts Trailer Axle Assembly Recall from Meritor
Meritor has announced a recall for equipment that may compromise braking ability.
The company is recalling certain Trailer Axle Assemblies, part number HTQ4671LH8846. The affected axle assemblies are equipped with certain Haldex Life Seal Type 30/30 Long Stroke Air Brake Actuators. These axles may experience brake drag due to an improperly seated diaphragm in the brake chamber.
Brake drag may result in a wheel end fire.
The manufacturer believes that about eight axle assemblies are affected by this issue.
Meritor will notify their affected vehicle manufacturing customers, and their dealers will remove and replace the Haldex Life Seal Type 30/30 long stroke actuators with Haldex Gold Seal Type 30/30 long stroke actuators, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2016.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact Meritor customer service at (248) 435-1725 and Haldex customer service at (800) 752-2501.