Workhorse W20 Brake Caliper Issue

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  1. OpenRoads

    OpenRoads New Member

    This may help some folks with the Workhorse.

    NHTSA Action Number :
    PE07032
    Make/Models: Model/Build Years:
    Workhorse W20 2000–2005
    Manufacturer :
    Workhorse Custom Chassis
    Component :
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary:

    ODI has received reports on model year 2000–2005 Workhorse Chassis recreational vehicles with allegations of overheating disc brake calipers. Owners are claiming that in some cases the brakes begin to drag and lock up. ODI conducted interviews with complainants and several reported that during normal brake pedal applications, the brake linkage binds at a pivot point. The binding may contribute to inadequate release of the calipers causing the calipers to drag and overheat. Some owners also report the brake pedal goes to the floor. Overheating calipers, depending on the severity, may cause brake drag with premature pad wear, brake lockup, wheel end fire and possibly brake fluid boil and evaporation.

    For more information, owners may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327– 4236 or visit www.safercar.gov.
    Compliments of SamAlert GS club.
     
  2. miket

    miket New Member

    RE: Workhorse W20 Brake Caliper Issue

    NHTSA sez

    NHTSA Action Number : PE07032 NHTSA Recall Campaign Number : N/A
    Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
    WORKHORSE / W20 2000-2005

    Manufacturer : WORKHORSE CUSTOM CHASSIS
    Component :
    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

    Date Investigation Opened : June 25, 2007
    Date Investigation Closed : Open
    Summary:
    ODI HAS RECEIVED 17 REPORTS ON MODEL YEAR 2000-2005 WORKHORSE CHASSIS RECREATIONAL VEHICLES WITH ALLEGATIONS OF OVERHEATING DISC BRAKE CALIPERS. NINE OF THE COMPLAINTS FALL WITHIN THE RANGE OF BUILD DATES TO WHICH RECALL # 04V-084 APPLIED. THE REMAINING EIGHT APPEAR TO BE OUTSIDE OF THE APPLICABLE BUILD DATES (AUGUST 2000 - JUNE 2002). OWNERS ARE CLAIMING THAT IN SOME CASES THE BRAKES BEGIN TO DRAG AND LOCK UP. ODI CONDUCTED INTERVIEWS WITH COMPLAINANTS AND SEVERAL REPORTED THAT DURING NORMAL BRAKE PEDAL APPLICATIONS, THE BRAKE LINKAGE BINDS AT A PIVOT POINT. THE BINDING MAY CONTRIBUTE TO INADEQUATE RELEASE OF THE CALIPERS CAUSING THE CALIPERS TO DRAG AND OVERHEAT. SOME OWNERS ALSO REPORT THE BRAKE PEDAL GOES TO THE FLOOR. OVERHEATING CALIPERS, DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY, MAY CAUSE BRAKE DRAG WITH PREMATURE PAD WEAR, BRAKE LOCKUP, WHEEL END FIRE AND POSSIBLY BRAKE FLUID BOIL AND EVAPORATION. ODI BELIEVES THAT A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION IS WARRANTED TO ASSESS THE POSSIBLE SAFETY CONCERNS AND SCOPE OF THIS PROBLEM.
     
  3. bell

    bell New Member

    RE: Workhorse W20 Brake Caliper Issue

    I am experiencing spongey stopping and a leak from the Hydroboost area on a 2003 Workhorse (Fleetwood 30') , will this recall help & how can I enforce it ? Who do you contact to have this checked out?
    Thanks
     

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