Brake Line Routing May Cause Wear and Fluid Leak – 2019-2020 Excellance RAM 4500/5500

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January 26, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V023000

Brake Line Routing May Cause Wear and Fluid Leak

A worn rear brake caliper flexible line may cause brake fluid leakage which may result in a partial or complete loss of the rear brakes, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V023

Manufacturer Excellance, Inc


Potential Number of Units Affected 397



Excellance, Inc (Excellance) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Excellance-modified RAM 4500/5500 vehicles to be equipped with CLASS Suspension Systems. In the affected suspension systems, the rear brake caliper flexible line may have been routed so that it contacts a suspension component, possibly causing excessive wear and a loss of rear brakes.



Excellance will notify owners, and dealers will install a kit to remedy any damage and to prevent any future damage, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact Excellance customer service at 1-800-882-9799.



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


May 7, 2021


To Whom it May Concern,


In reference to NHTSA ID: Amendment 1, all units built by Excellance, Inc. have been repaired and no notifications need to be sent out to the owners of these units. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.


Thank you,


Tara Quattlebaum
Warranty-Parts Specialist
Excellance, Inc
256-772-8792 fax


4 Affected Products


RAM 4500 2019-2020
RAM 5500 2019-2020


5 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21V023-5695.pdf 245.266KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V023-6966.PDF 215.052KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-21V023-5337.pdf 371.148KB

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Recall 573 Report- Amendment 1

RCLRPT-21V023-3220.PDF 215.049KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2021-2

RCLQRT-21V023-1966.PDF 211.129KB

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