AMERICAN LAFRANCE METROPOLITAN 2002: STRUCTURE

Make : AMERICAN LAFRANCE Model : METROPOLITAN Year : 2002
Build Dates : 1997-01-02 - 2004-01-19
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V270000
Date Owner's Notified: 2004-10-11 Date Received by ODI: 2004-06-09 Date Added to Database: 2004-06-10
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-427
Component: STRUCTURE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1339
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN FIRE TRUCKS, ONE OR BOTH OF THE CAB TILT CYLINDERS MAY LOCK WHEN THE CAB IS BEING LOWERED. THIS CAN HAPPEN IF A VELOCITY FUSE TRIPS IN EITHER OF THE CYLINDERS.
Consequence:
      IF ONLY ONE VELOCITY FUSE TRIPS AND NOT THE OTHER, THE RESULTING UNEQUAL LOADING MAY CAUSE ONE OR BOTH OF THE CYLINDERS TO BEND ALLOWING THE CAB TO LOWER TO THE CHASSIS.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL FLOW RESTRICTORS IN THE CAB TILT BLINDERS TO REDUCE THE SPEED AT WHICH THE CAB LOWERS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 11, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      FREIGHTLINER RECALL NO. FL-427.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.