Issue with service brakes prompts recall of Vanguard van trailers

| 2/2/2016

Vanguard National Trailer Corp. is recalling certain 2014-2015 dry freight van trailers due to issues with the service brakes, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration document.

More specifically, Vanguard dry freight van trailers manufactured from Nov. 22, 2013, to Nov. 12, 2014, that are equipped with certain Haldex Life Seal Type 30/30 Long Stroke Air Brake Actuators are affected. According to the NHTSA document, affected vehicles may experience brake drag due to an improperly seated diaphragm in the brake chamber. Wheel end fires may occur as a result of brake drag.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by Vanguard, who will replace the actuators free of charge. Recalls are expected to begin in February. For more information, contact Vanguard customer service at 888-253-3008 with the recall number 15E-017.

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