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Recalls - 1997 FREIGHTLINER XB

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

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

Recall Number

97V090002

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: MEDIUM AND HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS CHASSIS EQUIPPED WITH ALLISON 500 SERIES TRANSMISSION AND A BENDIX 9X3 POWER APPLY PARK BRAKE SYSTEM. THE CAM LEVER OF THE POWERED APPLY BRAKE CAN MOVE FORWARD, BECAUSE A HOLE IN THE TRANSMISSION MOUNTING BOSS WAS DRILLED TOO DEEP.

Defect Consequence

THIS CAN ALLOW THE CAM LEVER TO BECOME DISENGAGED FROM THE PARKING BRAKE SHOES. THE OPERATOR WOULD HAVE NO WARNING THAT THE PARKING BRAKE WAS NOT APPLIED ALLOWING THE VEHICLE TO MOVE UNEXPECTEDLY.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSTALL SHIMS IN THE DRILLED AREA OF THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PARK BRAKE PIVOT PIN HOLE.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 29, 1997. NOTE: 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.


Component Description

STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM

Recall Number

98V156000

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: WALK-IN VAN AND SHUTTLE BUS CHASSIS EQUIPPED WITH MERITOR MODEL FC-921 FRONT AXLES. STRESS CRACKS CAN OCCUR IN THE LEFT FRONT AXLE STEERING KNUCKLE.

Defect Consequence

THIS CONDITION CAN LEAD TO LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT HAND STEERING KNUCKLE WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED KNUCKLE WITH A LARGER CROSS SECTION IN THE AREA THAT WAS CRACKING.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 21, 1998. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712 IF THEIR VEHICLE IS EXPERIENCING ANY STEERING DIFFICULTIES. 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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