DODGE DAKOTA | I APPLIED MY BRAKES TO SLOW THE TRUCK GOING DOWN A HILL. | GRAYSON,GA | 1999

DODGE DAKOTA | I APPLIED MY BRAKES TO SLOW THE TRUCK GOING DOWN A HILL. | GRAYSON,GA | 1999
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I APPLIED MY BRAKES TO SLOW THE TRUCK GOING DOWN A HILL. THE BRAKE PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR AND THE ENGINE SHUT OFF. BY APPLYING EXTREME PRESSURE I WAS ABLE TO SLOW THE TRUCK AND EVENTUALLY STOP IT BY DRIVING OFF THE ROAD INTO THE GRASS. LOOKING AT THE TRUCK THE NEXT MORNING SHOWED A WORN RUBBER HOSE IN THE BRAKE LINE. THE RIM OF THE RIGHT FRONT WHEEL HAD RUBBED A HOLE IN THE LINE. IT APPEARED THERE WAS A BENT BRACKET THAT SUPPORTS THE BRAKE LINE AND THAT’S WHAT ALLOWED THE LINE TO “GET INTO” THE WHEEL. I HAVEN’T RUN OVER ANY DEBRIS THAT COULD CAUSE THE BRACKET TO BEND AND THE TRUCK HASN’T BEEN IN ANY ACCIDENTS. IT’S MY OPINION, THAT IF A BRAKE LINE IS TO BE MOUNTED THAT CLOSE TO THE WHEEL, IT SHOULD BE WELL SHIELDED OR SECURED WITH HARDWARE THAT COULD NOT BE SO EASILY DEFORMED AND ALLOWING THE BRAKE LINE TO MOVE TOWARD THE WHEEL. THE WHEEL ONLY TOUCHES THE LINE WHEN THE WHEEL IS TURNED ALL THE WAY TO THE LEFT. THE LEFT FRONT BRAKE LINE IS ABOUT AN INCH OR INCH AND A HALF FROM THE LEFT WHEEL AND IS NOT WORN. THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY DEFECT IN MY OPINION, AS I WAS DRIVING ON MOUNTAIN ROADS THE DAY BEFORE THE INCIDENT. THE SHARP CURVES ON THE MOUNTAIN ROADS IS PROBABLY WHERE THE DAMAGE OCCURRED AS THERE WERE MANY SHARP CURVES WHERE I HAD TO TURN THE WHEEL AS FAR LEFT AND RIGHT AS I COULD TO MAKE THE CURVES.*AK Date Reported:Jan 13, 2001. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7GG22X9XS. Car problem was reported in GRAYSON, GA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 MPH.

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