FREIGHTLINER FL-70 1993: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:MECHANICAL

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : FL-70 Year : 1993
Build Dates : 1991-05-01 - 1995-02-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 95V094000
Date Owner's Notified: 1995-09-14 Date Received by ODI: 1995-05-09 Date Added to Database: 1995-05-19
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:MECHANICAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3050
Summary:
      THE PARKING BRAKE LEVER MAY NOT TRAVEL FAR ENOUGH OVER CENTER TO ASSURE THAT IT REMAINS IN THE PROPER POSITION ALLOWING THE VEHICLE TO ROLL AWAY WHILE PARKED.
Consequence:
      IF THE VEHICLE IS NOT PROPERLY PARKED WITH THE TRANSMISSION IN THE CORRECT POSITION, AND IF THE VEHICLE IS PARKED ON A GRADE, IT COULD UNINTENTIONALLY ROLL AWAY INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REMOVE AND REPLACE THE PARKING BRAKE LEVER WITH A LEVER THAT REQUIRES A 25 LB. EFFORT TO RELEASE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: EMERGENCY PARKING BRAKE; MECHANICAL; LEVER.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MECHANICAL PARKING BRAKE.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-503-735-8000. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.