FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA 2013: SUSPENSION:FRONT

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : COLUMBIA Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2012-04-18 - 2012-05-11
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V266000
Date Owner's Notified: 2012-08-10 Date Received by ODI: 2012-06-12 Date Added to Database: 2012-06-12
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-629
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 217
Summary:
      DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA "DTNA" IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 FREIGHTLINER, WESTERN STAR, FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS TRUCKS, AND THOMAS BUILT BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 18, 2012, THROUGH MAY 11, 2012, AND EQUIPPED WITH DETROIT AXLE-BRAND FRONT AXLE KNUCKLES. THE FRONT KNUCKLES ON THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A MACHINING ERROR IN THE WHEEL BEARING AREA WHICH MAY LEAD TO PREMATURE SPINDLE FAILURE.
Consequence:
      IF THE SPINDLE FAILS, THE WHEEL MAY SEPARATE FROM THE KNUCKLE, RESULTING IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DTNA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED COMPONENTS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 10, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA TOLL FREE AT 1-800-547-0712.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      DAIMLER TRUCKS' RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS FL-629.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.