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URGENT: Wilwood 7/8″ Bore Master Cylinder Recall

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Wilwood has just issued a very important press release, and you need to pay attention if you’re using one of their 7/8″ bore master cylinders! Check out the official press release below from Wilwood:

IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE

Re: Wilwood® 7/8” bore Tandem Master Cylinders (with integral reservoirs)

This notice is being sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Wilwood Engineering, Inc. (“Wilwood®”) has decided that a defect relating to highway traffic safety exists in Wilwood® 7/8” bore Tandem Master Cylinders (with integral reservoirs), Part No.: 260-9439, 260-12900, 261-13271 (with proportioning valve), and 261-13272 (with proportioning valve). These aftermarket master cylinders are offered in different finishes indicated by a suffix (plain, black (“BK”) and ball polished (“P”). The recalled parts were distributed to Wilwood®

independent dealers between 1/1/2006 and 10/31/16. Recalled master cylinders may have been purchased by end use customers after this date.

Identifying the Recalled Wilwood® 7/8” Bore Tandem Master Cylinders

What is the Defect/Reason for this Recall?

Wilwood® believes the brake cylinder seal in the front circuit may become deformed, bypassing hydraulic fluid and resulting in loss of braking in front circuit. Unexpected loss of brake pressure and pedal feel in front brake circuit may increase the risk of a crash.

What Wilwood® will do?

Wilwood® will repair or rebuild your recalled 7/8” bore Tandem Master Cylinder using an improved design piston and piston seal assembly, free of charge. Wilwood® may impose a refundable core charge for repaired/rebuilt Master Cylinder’s shipped at customer request before return of the recalled part.

What You Should Do?

Inspect your vehicle or inventory to determine if your vehicle uses or your shop has any of the Wilwood® 7/8” Bore Tandem Master Cylinders recalled (See pictures and inclusive date codes below). Contact Wilwood® customer service @ (805) 384-2270 or customercare@wilwood.com to receive a recall RMA and arrange return shipping of your part(s).

! WARNING

The recalled parts are similar to the photos on page 3 and will contain: (1.) Wilwood® trademark on the oval-shaped cast aluminum body metal body (photo 1) with a cast 7/8” bore indication below the reservoir (on the outlet side) (photo 2), and (2.) a two or three letter production on the bottom rib of the cylinder (Ex.:”FE” or “FEE”) (photo 3). A complete list of production codes for recalled parts is set out below. Other Wilwood® master cylinders, components or OEM (ex. Ford, General Motors) supplied parts are not subject to this recall.

To reduce risk of accident immediately inspect your vehicle to determine if you have a Wilwood® 7/8” Bore Tandem Master Cylinder subject to this recall. Recalled Master Cylinders may or may not give prior warning of defect by loss of pedal pressure or front wheel braking which may be restored or difficult to replicate. DO NOT Operate Vehicle until Recalled Master Cylinder is repaired/upgraded.

4700 Calle Bolero • Camarillo, CA 93012 • www.wilwood.com • Sales:805/388-1188 • Fax:805/388-4938

IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE

What If You Have Already Performed This Repair/Upgrade?

Customers who have replaced or repaired suspect Master Cylinders prior to this recall will be offered reimbursement for the cost of the upgrade/replacement parts. Contact Wilwood® customer service @ (805) 384-2270 or customercare@wilwood.com for information on reimbursement for previously completed repairs. Please have proof of purchase and repair available.

What if I no Longer Own the Vehicle with a Wilwood® recalled Master Cylinder, Have other questions or need help?
Wilwood® is here to help by answering any questions you may have regarding this voluntary campaign. Contact Recall Center: customercare@wilwood.com or Wilwood® Customer Service

(805) 384-2270.

 If you no longer own the vehicle you believe has or may have a recalled Wilwood® Master Cylinder, please forward this information to the new owner and also provide Wilwood® with the new owner’s contact information. If you are a lessor of a vehicle with a recalled Wilwood® master cylinder you should send a copy of this notice to the lessee within 10 days of receiving this notice as required by 49 CFR Sec. 577.7(a)(2)(iv). If after a reasonable time you still are unable to obtain a repair of your recalled Wilwood® Master Cylinder you may file a complaint with: The Administrator, National Highway Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590; or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1- 800-424-9153); or go to https://www.safercar.gov.

Wilwood® apologizes for any inconvenience this voluntary recall may cause; however, our overriding concerns are your safety and satisfaction with the products we sell.

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7/8″ TANDEM MASTER CYLINDER DATE CODES JANUARY 2006 THROUGH OCTOBER 2016

AAA DAA ABB DBB ACC DCC ADD DDD

  1. AT  DT
  2. AU  DU
  3. AV  DV
  4. AW  DW
  5. AX  DX
  6. AY  DY
  7. AZ  DZ

BAA EAA BBB EBB BCC ECC BDD EDD

  1. BT  ET
  2. BU  EU
  3. BV  EV
  4. BW  EW
  5. BX  EX
  6. BY  EY
  7. BZ  EZ

CAA FAA CBB FBB CCC FCC CDD FDD

  1. CT  FT
  2. CU  FU
  3. CV  FV
  4. CW  FW
  5. CX  FX
  6. CY  FY JY
  7. CZ  FZ JZ

GAA KAA GBB KBB GCC KCC GDD KDD

  1. GT  KT
  2. GU  KU
  3. GV  KV
  4. GW  KW
  5. GX  KX
  6. GY  KY
  7. GZ  KZ

HAA LAA HBB LBB HCC LCC HDD LT

  1. HT  LU
  2. HU  LV
  3. HV  LW
  4. HW  LX
  5. HX  LY
  6. HY  LZ
  7. HZ  MAA

JAA MBB JBB MCC JCC MT JDD MU

  1. JT  MV
  2. JU  MW
  3. JV  MX
  4. JW  MY
  5. JX  MZ