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Recalls - 1991 FREIGHTLINER FLD

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Recall Number

91V084000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

MALFORMED STEERING WHEEL CENTER SECTION COULD RESULT IN A FRACTURE OF THE UPPER HUB CASTING. THIS MAY LEAD TO SEPARATION OF THE STEERING WHEEL FROM THE STEERING COLUMN MOUNTING HUB.

Defect Consequence

FRACTURED UPPER HUB CASTING COULD RESULT IN LOSS OFSTEERING CONTROL WITHOUT WARNING AND AN ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

REMOVE AND REPLACE THE UPPER HUB CASTING AND INSTALL A HUB PLATE.

Notes

SYSTEM: STEERING WHEELS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL LEATHER COVERED STEERING WHEEL.


Component Description

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:UNIVERSAL JOINT

Recall Number

91V224000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

THE INTERAXLE DRIVELINE U-JOINTS MAY FAIL AT LOW MILEAGE DUE TO A LACK OF LUBRICATION IN THE U-JOINT DURING THE ASSEMBLY PROCESS.

Defect Consequence

THE DRIVELINE COULD SEPARATE WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING WHICHCOULD RESULT IN VEHICLE DAMAGE TO TRUCKS, NEARBY VEHICLES, AND INJURY TO ANYONEIN THE AREA WHEN DRIVELINE SEPARATION OCCURS.

Defect Corrective Action

REMOVE AND REPLACE THE INTERAXLE U-JOINTS.

Notes

SYSTEM: TRANSMISSION.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS. CLASS 8 DUAL DRIVE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITHROCKWELL INTERAXLE DRIVELINES.


Component Description

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:SWITCH

Recall Number

97V114001

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCK. THE SHOULDER BOLT WHICH HOLDS THE GROTE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH CASE AND COMPONENTS TOGETHER CAN LOOSEN RESULTING IN THE TURN SIGNAL MALFUNCTIONING.

Defect Consequence

IF THE TURN SIGNAL FUNCTION IS LOST, FOLLOWING MOTORISTS WOULD NOT BE AWARE OF THE TURNING VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE VEHICLES AND TIGHTEN ANY LOOSE BOLTS AND IN THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH WITHIN 2 YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THE RECALL NOTIFICATION LETTER. THE SHOULDER BOLT WILL BE REMOVED, CLEANED, AND REINSTALLED WITH LOCTITE. OWNERS CAN ALSO REQUEST LOCTITE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS SO THEY CAN FIX THE VEHICLES THEMSELVES.

Notes

NOTES: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 5, 1997. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712, 7 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M., PACIFIC TIME. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


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