FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2010: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : CASCADIA Year : 2010
Build Dates : 2009-05-13 - 2010-01-26
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 10V053000
Date Owner's Notified: 2010-04-02 Date Received by ODI: 2010-02-23 Date Added to Database: 2010-02-23
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-572
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 220
Summary:
      DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MAY 20, 2009 THROUGH JANUARY 29, 2010 AND EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL SHEPPARD HD94 STEERING GEARS. RESTRAINING WASHER LOCKING TABS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SEATED INTO THE PITMAN ARM RETAINER NOTCHES DURING ASSEMBLY.
Consequence:
      INCOMPLETE INSTALLATION OF THE PITMAN ARM RETAINING MECHANISM MAY ALLOW UNTHREADING OF THE RETAINER. DISENGAGEMENT OF THE PITMAN ARM FROM THE STEERING BOX MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING AND CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO INSURE PITMAN ARM RETAINER IS PROPERLY TORQUED AND RESTRAINING WASHER IS PROPERLY INSTALLED WITH LOCKING TABS SEATED IN NOTCHES OF THE RETAINER. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 2, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS AT 1-800-547-0712.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      DAIMLER TRUCKS RECALL NO. FL-572.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .