22E086 – ZA6 – Incorrect Brake Hose Diameter – Mopar Brake Hoses

October 11, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22E086000

Incorrect Brake Hose Diameter/FMVSS 106

A brake hose rupture can cause a loss of braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22E086

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 183

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain Mopar right rear brake hoses with part numbers 68371722AA and 68371722AB, and left rear brake hoses with part number 68371723AB. The brake hose inside diameter may be too small, which could cause the hose to rupture. As such, these hoses fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 106, “Brake Hoses.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the hose, free of charge. If the hose is not installed on a vehicle, dealers will inspect the production date label and replace the hose as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 30, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is ZA6.

 

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.nhtsa.gov.

 


New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – ZA6

FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced an equipment safety recall on certain Mopar aftermarket rear brake hoses, right rear 68371722AA, right rear 68371722AB, and left rear 68371723AB, intended for use on 2019 and 2020 Model Year (DP) Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis vehicles.

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

Some of the above rear brake hoses manufactured and sold as aftermarket equipment may have been manufactured with an orifice diameter that is not within specification. A brake hose that does not meet constriction requirements may be more susceptible to hose assembly rupture. A ruptured brake hose could result in reduced braking performance, which may increase the risk of a crash without prior warning.

The condition described above does not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 106 S5.3.1 Constriction requirement states: “Except for that part of an end fitting which does not contain hose, every inside diameter of any section of a hydraulic brake hose assembly shall be not less than 64 percent of the nominal inside diameter of the brake hose.” Brake hoses that have an out of specification orifice diameter have an inside diameter that is less than the 64 percent requirement.

 

SERVICE ACTION

FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall on rear brake hoses. If installed on a vehicle, FCA US will remove the affected hose and install a new hose. If not installed on a vehicle, FCA US will inspect the production date label to determine if the hose is affected and replace if needed. The remedy for this condition is not currently available. Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods. This recall is estimated to launch in 4th Quarter of 2022.

 


Chronology :

  • On August 28, 2020, the FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“VSRC”) organization opened an investigation based on information from the FCA US Chassis Engineering group of a potential noncompliance for the rear brake hose assembly on 2019 and 2020 MY Ram 4500/5500 cab chassis vehicles.

 

  • On September 23, 2020, the FCA US VSRC organization confirmed that rear brake hose assemblies may have been built with an orifice diameter that is out of specification.

 

  • On October 15, 2020, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected units.

 

  • On October 22, 2020, FCA US filed a Noncompliance Information Report pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573 which was assigned NHTSA recall number 20E-080 and FCA US Recall Number W76.

 

  • On November 13, 2020, FCA US petitioned the NHTSA, pursuant to 49 CFR Part 556, for exemption from the notification and remedy requirements.

 

  • On October 5, 2022, FCA US received notice that the NHTSA denied FCA US’ petition.

 


2 Affected Products

Equipments

BRAND PART NO. PRODUCTION DATES
MOPAR LEFT REAR BRAKE HOSE
MOPAR RIGHT REAR BRAKE HOSE

 


3 Associated Documents

Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22E086-3303.PDF 216.365KB

RCLRPT-22E086-3303

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Notification re New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – ZA6

RCMN-22E086-2327.pdf 97.51KB

RCMN-22E086-2327

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22E086-8127.pdf 645.256KB

RCAK-22E086-8127

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22E086&docType=RCL

 


 

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