BENSON BULLET 2008: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY

Make : BENSON Model : BULLET Year : 2008
Build Dates : 2007-10-15 - 2008-11-10
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V605000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-07-24 Date Received by ODI: 2013-11-29 Date Added to Database: 2013-12-05
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-655
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2564
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America "DTNA" is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Sterling Bullet trucks manufactured October 15, 2007, through November 10, 2008. In the affected vehicles, the left outer tie rod ball stud may fracture.
Consequence:
      A failure of the tie rod assembly may result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tie rod assembly with a redesigned assembly, free of charge. The recall began on July 24, 2015. Customers may contact DTNA at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-655.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.