FREIGHTLINER MT-45 1998: STEERING:LINKAGES:ROD:RELAY:CONNECTING

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : MT-45 Year : 1998
Build Dates : 1996-05-02 - 1998-11-11
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 99V033003
Date Owner's Notified: 1999-05-19 Date Received by ODI: 1999-04-12 Date Added to Database: 1999-04-20
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-233
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:ROD:RELAY:CONNECTING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 503
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: STEP VANS EQUIPPED WITH SPICER 6,000 OR 8,000 LB. FRONT STEER AXLES. THE TIE ROD END CAN PULL OUTBOARD AND SEPARATE FROM THE TIE ROD TUBE DUE TO IMPROPER THREAD ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN THE MALE TIE ROD END AND THE FEMALE TUBE.
Consequence:
      SEPARATION OF THE TIE ROD END COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE COMPLETE TIE ROD ASSEMBLY.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 1999. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712 OR SPICER AT 1-219-483-7174.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.