Accuride Corporation—Automatic Slack Adjuster
What are the defects?
In certain cases during the casting stage of manufacture, non-conformance occurred in the slack adjuster housing, resulting in a flow notch in the “handle” portion that reduced the effective cross sectional area and structural integrity.
What are the hazards?
A manufacturing non-conformance in the slack adjuster housing could cause the housing to break at the handle under normal operating loads. This could cause the vehicle to have reduced and/or uneven braking capacity, resulting in the vehicle veering off the road and causing property damage, injury or death.
What should consumers do?
Consumers will be contacted directly by letter and email from Gunite offering a FREE replacement unit.
For more information contact PBR Automotive Aftermarket on 03 9575 2200.
PBR Automotive Aftermarket,
264 E. Boundary Road,
E. Bentleigh, Victoria
- 13 December 2010 - 24 March 2011
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.