Faulty brake boosters on new trucks.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by wooferjay, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. wooferjay

    wooferjay Member

    So I had to have my hydrobooster replaced on a brand new truck because of a defective booster. Had to use major foot pressure to stop the truck. I was told by the mechanic that they've already had to change 15-20 of them. Anyone else out there with a new truck and having the same issues???
  2. UpsYours

    UpsYours Member

    I did and your right they have had a lot of problems with boosters.had 2 replaced in 2 different trucks in the last 6 months .both new trucks.also the bulk head door latches suck too.
  3. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Brakes!! I don't need no stinking brakes!!
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I thought the title was faulty Roosters.
  5. Mechanic86

    Mechanic86 Turd Polishing Expert

    Yep I've had to do a bunch of them sometimes twice on the same vehicle and it's only the brand new freightliners from what I've seen so far.
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  6. UpsYours

    UpsYours Member

    thats what it seems to be.the gas engine ones that just came out within the last year.
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

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  8. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    If you have a faulty rooster, I suggest @Shifting Contents for advice. He knows all about cocks and roosters
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  9. mike1646

    mike1646 Active Member

    I took a mechanic for a test drive on one with 1500 miles and he told me is normal. I felt like I was taking my personal car to the dealer.
  10. DriverNerd

    DriverNerd Active Member

    Mine started acting up a week ago (hard pedal). I'm sure I'll be writing it up sometime in the next week or two if it gets worse.
  11. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    And like a dealer, they wrote "could not duplicate"
    dealers do that to avoid fixing the problem.