Truckers are being instructed to urgently substitute a parking brake that may fail, after years of security alerts concerning the menace.
The Transport Company instructed the business yesterday the Sanwa Seiki parking brake management valve on varied Nissan vans should now get replaced.
A decade in the past, Dunedin police investigated a deadly truck crash linked to this, according to industry documents.
The issue brake is fitted to the the right-hand aspect of the motive force’s seat on some vans manufactured between 1993 and 2005.
Vehicles can be banned from the street if these will not be changed by September.
Earlier alerts have instructed homeowners to get the brakes totally checked out, and to Certificates of Health inspectors to scrutinise them, however stopped wanting ordering substitute.
“NZ Police and Worksafe are investigating one other truck runaway on account of potential park brake failure,” the 2019 alert stated.
“Additional threat mitigation is into account, however within the meantime this alert refers to park brake management valve upkeep.”
The brand new alert escalates that.
“The danger of failure of this valve has been recognized as partly because of the location of the management valve and partly because of the means the valve features, which can inhibit the locking of the actuator lever,” it stated..
“We’re requiring all homeowners of Nissan automobiles, within the vary … to have the unique Sanwa Seiki park brake management valve changed with an alternate graduated utility kind of management valve.”
It really useful shifting the brand new valve to the left-hand aspect of the motive force.