Thursday, September 06, 2007

 

RECALL

Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
FREIGHTLINER / FB-65 2005-2006
FREIGHTLINER / FS-65 2005-2006
Manufacturer : FREIGHTLINER LLC
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V394000 Mfr's Report Date : AUG 23, 2007
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4850
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SCHOOL BUS AND MOTOR HOME CHASSIS, IMPROPER PINCH BOLT INSTALLATION MAY RESULT IN DECOUPLING OF THE STEERING SHAFT AND A LOSS OF STEERING.
Consequence:
LOSS OF STEERING MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND ENSURE THAT THE STEERING SHAFT PINCH BOLTS ARE PROPERLY INSTALLED. IMPROPERLY INSTALLED PINCH BOLTS WILL BE TORQUED TO THE CORRECT SPECIFICATION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 22, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712.
Notes:
FREIGHTLINER RECALL NO. FL-511. 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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