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Recalls - 1997 FREIGHTLINER FLN106

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

99V108000

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 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH DUAL STEERING. THE STEERING COLUMN WELDS ON THESE VEHICLES CAN FRACTURE, ALLOWING THE STEERING COLUMN TO SEPARATE.

Defect Consequence

A COMPLETE LOSS OF VEHICLE STEERING ON THE AFFECTED SIDE COULD OCCUR.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THESE STEERING COLUMNS.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 17, 1999. 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. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Recall Number

98V281000

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 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND AN OPTIONAL SHIFT SELECTOR WITH A PARK BRAKE POSITION. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE EMERGENCY BRAKE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 121, "AIR BRAKE SYSTEM." IF THE SECONDARY AIR SYSTEM IS DRAINED, THE SPRING BRAKES WILL APPLY AND THE ABILITY TO APPLY, RELEASE, AND MODULATE THE SERVICE BRAKES WILL BE LOST.

Defect Consequence

INCREASED BRAKING EFFORT WILL BE REQUIRED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE BRAKE SYSTEM ON THESE VEHICLES.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 10, 1999. 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. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


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