FREIGHTLINER CORONADO 2004: STEERING

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : CORONADO Year : 2004
Build Dates : 2000-10-01 - 2005-01-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06V006000
Date Owner's Notified: 2006-05-05 Date Received by ODI: 2006-01-12 Date Added to Database: 2006-01-12
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-468
Component: STEERING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1975
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH VEHICLE IMPROVEMENT STEERING WHEELS, THE STEERING WHEELS MAY BE MANUFACTURED WITH INCORRECT LENGTH HUCK FASTENERS THAT ARE TOO SHORT TO ALLOW PROPER COLLAR ENGAGEMENT ON THE PIN. THE STEERING WHEEL WILL FEEL LOOSE ON THE HUB FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, WITH THE SUBSEQUENT POSSIBILITY OF A COMPLETE SEPARATION.
Consequence:
      STEERING WHEEL SEPARATION WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, POSSIBLE RESULTING IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING WHEELS FOR CORRECT LENGTH HUCK FASTENERS. STEERING WHEELS WILL BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 5, 2006. 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-468.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.