FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA 2006: SUSPENSION:FRONT

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : COLUMBIA Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2005-11-01 - 2006-09-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06V424000
Date Owner's Notified: 2007-01-22 Date Received by ODI: 2006-11-02 Date Added to Database: 2006-11-06
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-484
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH ARVINMERITOR FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLIES, THE FRONT SPINDLE NUT MAY BE OVER-TIGHTENED CAUSING PRELOAD ON THE FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS WHICH MAY LEAD TO PREMATURE BEARING WEAR.
Consequence:
      IF RAPID BEARING WEAR IS ALLOWED TO PROGRESS, THE FRONT WHEEL ASSEMBLY MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT HUB INSTALLATION FOR CORRECT BEARING ADJUSTMENT. IF THE BEARING ADJUSTMENT IS INCORRECT, THE FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 22, 2007. OWNERS MAY 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-484. CUSTOMERS 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.