FREIGHTLINER FS-65 2005: STEERING:LINKAGES

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : FS-65 Year : 2005
Build Dates : 2005-01-01 - 2005-08-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V394000
Date Owner's Notified: 2007-10-16 Date Received by ODI: 2007-08-30 Date Added to Database: 2007-08-30
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL511A
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4850
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN SCHOOL BUS AND MOTOR HOME CHASSIS, IMPROPER PINCH BOLT INSTALLATION MAY RESULT IN DECOUPLING OF THE STEERING SHAFT AND A LOSS OF STEERING.
Consequence:
      LOSS OF STEERING MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND ENSURE THAT THE STEERING SHAFT PINCH BOLTS ARE PROPERLY INSTALLED. IMPROPERLY INSTALLED PINCH BOLTS WILL BE TORQUED TO THE CORRECT SPECIFICATION. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 16, 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-511.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.