Friday, December 28, 2007

 

RECALL: FREIGHTLINER TRUCKS

Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
FREIGHTLINER / ARGOSY 2008
FREIGHTLINER / BUSINESS CLASS M2 2008
FREIGHTLINER / CASCADIA 2008
FREIGHTLINER / CENTURY ST 2008
FREIGHTLINER / CLASSIC 2008
FREIGHTLINER / CLASSIC XL 2008
FREIGHTLINER / COLUMBIA 2008
FREIGHTLINER / CORONADO 2008
FREIGHTLINER / FLD 2008
FREIGHTLINER / FLD SD 2008
STERLING / A-LINE 2008
STERLING / L-LINE 2008
WESTERN STAR / 4900 2008
Manufacturer : FREIGHTLINER LLC
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V592000 Mfr's Report Date : DEC 14, 2007
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 220
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH TRW STEERING GEARS, MODELS TAS85 AND RCS85, THESE STEERING GEARS CONTAIN POTENTIALLY DEFECTIVE SECTOR SHAFTS WITH AN INCORRECT GEAR TOOTH WHICH MAY INTERFERE WITH THE RACK-PISTON TEETH, RESULTING IN A STICK OR BIND CONDITION.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE THE STEERING GEAR TO STALL AND RESTRICT THE STEERING TURNING ANGLE OF THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
FREIGHTLINER IS WORKING WITH TRW TO REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE STEERING GEAR (PLEASE SEE 07E101). THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 8, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712.
Notes:
FREIGHTLINER FL-519. 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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