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NHTSA Recall 14V068000

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Trucking Vehicles:  Caterpillar CT660

NHTSA Recall 14V068000

Report Receipt Date: February 20, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V068000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 181
All Products Associated with this Recall: 2012-2013 Caterpillar CT660
Manufacturer: Caterpillar Inc.
SUMMARY: Caterpillar Inc. (Caterpillar) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 CT660 trucks manufactured August 2011 through August 2012, and equipped with feature code 0504501, 0504504, or 04EWM Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) brake linings and with or without feature code 04WCS Greased For Life front air S-cam brakes. In the affected vehicles, the brake S-cam brackets may fracture.
CONSEQUENCE: S-cam bracket fractures may result in an inoperative brake on the affected wheel. This will cause the vehicle to pull to one side unexpectedly during braking and/or increase the stopping distance. Either result may increase the risk of a crash.
REMEDY: Caterpillar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the S-cam brake assemblies with a brake assembly with cast spiders and S-cam tube bracket assemblies with reinforced gussets, free of charge. Owners will be notified with an interim letter before the end of April 2014 and will be mailed an additional letter once parts are available to remedy the vehicles. Owners may contact Caterpillar at 1-888-614-4328.
NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
19 March 2014Fracture Of The S-cam Bracket Assemblies
To: Dean Buchholz, Caterpillar, Inc.
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

- 50KB - 2 pages
20 February 201414V-068
To: Associate Administrator for Enforcement, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Dean Buchholz, Caterpillar, Inc.

- 86KB - 4 pages

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