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Recalls - 2000 STERLING LT

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

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:SWITCH

Recall Number

00V397000

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. A LOSS OF THE TURN SIGNAL FUNCTION CAN OCCUR DUE TO A TURN SIGNAL FLASHER THAT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCHES THAT ALLOW THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO OVERRIDE THE HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS. IF THE HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS ARE ON AND THE BRAKE LIGHTS ARE ACTIVATED, THE TURN SIGNAL FLASHER SENSES AN OVERLOAD CONDITION AND BECOMES DISABLED UNTIL ALL ELECTRIC LOADS ARE REMOVED.

Defect Consequence

FOLLOWING DRIVERS MAY NOT BE AWARE OF THE TRUCK'S TURNING INTENTIONS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A TURN SIGNAL FLASHER THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH TURN SIGNAL SWITCHES THAT ALLOW THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO OVERRIDE THE HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 3, 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).


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