Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Hardware: Beringer Master Cylinder Recall Notice



PRODUCT CONCERNED :

BRO-10, BRO12 , BRO14, CRO9 , CRO14, BRAKE AND CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDERS WITH BUILT-IN RESERVOIR.

Master Cylinders not equipped with a fluid eyesight are not concerned.

ISSUE :

On some Brake and Clutch Master Cylinders manufactured between November 2006 and March 2007, the fluid level eyesight may fall out and allow the fluid to drain out which could result in a crash and/or serious injury or death. This problem is due to a material defect detected by our Fluid Eyesight supplier.

A replacement Fluid Level Eyesight with sealing o-ring and retaining clip will be sent to you at no charge. Please replace this component immediately.

If you do not feel comfortable performing this task, please send your master cylinder to : BERINGER USA. 4050 Spencer Street, Suite I, Torrance, CA 90503

The Eyesight will be replaced for you free of charge and the Master Cylinder returned to you, freight prepaid.

How to identify the faulty Fluid Level Eyesights :

Made of clear see-through material. (The new Eyesight is white in appearance).

Master Cylinder production date is indicated on the underside of the main body after the part number. Example : BRO12 17.5 05/07

05/07 indicates the fifth week of 2007, i.e. Jan 29 to Feb 2nd 2007.

Production Dates concerned : 44-06 thru 14-07

How to Replace the Fluid Eyesight :

1/ Remove the fluid reservoir cap by loosening and removing the 2 torx screws.

2/ Soak up brake fluid with a clean rag or suck out with a clean seringe.

3/ Pop the retaining clip with a thin blade screw driver

4/ Push out the clear fluid eyesight and o-ring. Clean hole with a dry rag.

5/ Install o-ring on new fluid eyesight

6/ Push new fluid eyesight into the hole and press while inserting the new clip.

8/ Make sure the clip is fully seated at the bottom of the groove in the eyesight

9/ Clean any residue inside the reservoir. Add brake fluid to top of eyesight.

10/ Clean rubber gasket and re-install reservoir cap. Tighten screws.

TEST MASTER CYLINDER AND BLEED IF NECESSARY !

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