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Recalls - 1997 FREIGHTLINER FLD120

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

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT

Recall Number

98V001000

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: TRUCK/TRACTORS. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 121, "AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS." CONTINUOUS POWER IS TO BE SUPPLIED TO THE TRAILER ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) CIRCUIT. THESE VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH A SWITCH INSTALLED IN THE ABS CIRCUIT.

Defect Consequence

THE ABS CIRCUIT CAN BE INTERRUPTED RESULTING IN A LOSS OF BRAKING ACTION TO THE TOWED VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ANTI-LOCK POWER CIRCUIT.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY MARCH 31, 1998. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLE 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. ALSO CALL THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


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