Friday, August 10, 2007

 

RECALL

Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
FCCC / CX-R 2003-2008
FCCC / VCL 2003-2008
FCCC / XB-R 2003-2008
FCCC / XC 2003-2008
FCCC / XC-F 2003-2008
FCCC / XC-L 2003-2008
FCCC / XC-P 2003-2008
Manufacturer : FREIGHTLINER LLC
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V343000 Mfr's Report Date : JUL 23, 2007
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 6227
Summary:
CERTAIN MOTOR HOME CHASSIS EQUIPPED WITH ZF MODEL 8018 STEERING GEARS MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH THE INCORRECT RECIRCULATING BALL SPACER. THIS COULD POTENTIALLY ALLOW THE RECIRCULATING BALLS TO ESCAPE FROM THE RECIRCULATING BALL CIRCUIT RESULTING IN A LOSS OF STEERING.
Consequence:
THE OPERATOR MAY NOTICE HIGHER REQUIRED STEERING WHEEL INPUTS, OR THE NEED FOR MORE STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS WHILE DRIVING IN A STRAIGHT LINE IN COMBINATION WITH METALLIC CRACKING NOISES PRIOR TO A LOSS OF STEERING. LOSS OF STEERING COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING GEAR FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT SEPTEMBER 23, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712.
Notes:
FREIGHTLINER RECALL NO. FL-509. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION┬┐S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.



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