2018 BRAUNABILITY DODGE WHEELCHAIR VAN - ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Braun Corporation (Braun) is recalling certain 2017-2018 BraunAbility Dodge Companion Vans built on Dodge RT minivan chassis. The brake lines may not be connected to the corresponding ports on the hydraulic control unit, causing reduced performance of the electronic stability control (ESC) system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems," and 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."
HazardA reduction of ESC function can increase the risk of a crash.
Consumer ActionBraun will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the right rear brake line to the left wheel, and install a brake line extension to reroute the left rear brake line to the right rear wheel. This repair will be completed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2018. Owners may contact Braun customer service at 1-800-488-0359.