MultiPurpose

Recalls - 1997 FREIGHTLINER XC

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

EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Recall Number

00V040000

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: MOTOR HOME CHASSIS. THE TIRE PRESSURE ON THE CERTIFICATION LABELS ARE INCORRECT FOR THE DESIGNATED GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATING. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF PART 567, "CERTIFICATION."

Defect Consequence

THIS COULD RESULT IN IMPROPER INFLATION OF THE TIRES FOR THE GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATING LISTED FOR THE CHASSIS.

Defect Corrective Action

OWNERS WILL BE MAILED AN OVERLAY WITH THE CORRECT TIRE PRESSURE.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 27, 2000. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE A NEW LABEL 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

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Recall Number

00V230002

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: CHASSIS BUILT WITH CATERPILLAR ENGINES AND EQUIPPED WITH FELSTED ELECTRONIC ACCELERATOR PEDALS. THE RETURN SPRINGS CAN BREAK ON THE ACCELERATOR PEDALS THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH STAINLESS STEEL OR ELECTROPLATED MUSIC WIRE RETURN SPRINGS.

Defect Consequence

THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE PEDAL TO GO TO FULL THROTTLE IF BOTH RETURN SPRINGS BREAK, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

REPLACEMENT ACCELERATOR PEDALS EQUIPPED WITH RETURN SPRINGS MANUFACTURED OF MUSIC WIRE WITH ONE ADDITIONAL COIL ON EACH SPRING AND WITH AN ORGANIC COATING, ELIMINATING ELECTROPLATING WILL BE INSTALLED.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 23, 2001. 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, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM

Recall Number

00V247000

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: RECREATIONAL VEHICLE CHASSIS. INTERFERENCE CAN OCCUR BETWEEN THE STEER AXLE SLACK ADJUSTERS AND THE AXLE KNUCKLE POST DURING A FULL WHEEL CUT WITH THE BRAKES APPLIED.

Defect Consequence

THIS CAN RESULT IN DIMINISHED BRAKING EFFORT, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SLACK ADJUSTERS WITH ONE THAT WILL PROVIDE CLEARANCE.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 30, 2001. 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

STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Recall Number

99V223000

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: MOTORHOME CHASSIS EQUIPPED WITH A SIDE MOUNT RADIATOR AND HYDRAULIC SYSTEM. THE FILTER GASKET FOR THE POWER STEERING HYDRAULIC FLUID CAN BLOW OUT DUE TO PRESSURE SPIKES IN THE SYSTEM.

Defect Consequence

THIS CAN RESULT IN A LOSS OF POWER STEERING FLUID AND AN EVENTUAL LOSS OF POWER ASSIST TO THE STEERING IF THE LEAK IS UNDETECTED.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL RECONFIGURE THE POWER STEERING HYDRAULIC SYSTEM TO ELIMINATE THE PRESSURE SPIKES.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 3, 2000. 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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