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Partial loss of braking at a time when minimum stopping distance was required could result in a vehicle crash.

Service Brakes, Hydraulic — Foundation Components — Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings

Vehicle description: Light duty pickup trucks and multi-purpose passenger vehicles. A fatigue fracture of the rear axle right-hand brake pipe can occur causing a slow brake fluid leak resulting in a soft brake pedal. If the brake pipe breaks, the driver would experience a sudden drop in the brake pedal, the instrument panel brake light would illuminate, and there would be a loss of rear brake performance.
Dealers will inspect and replace the brake pipe.
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Date Announced
NOV 24, 1997
Vehicles Affected
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