FREIGHTLINER UNSPECIFIED 1980: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1980
Build Dates : 1979-06-01 - 1980-02-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 80V031000
Date Owner's Notified: 1980-07-23 Date Received by ODI: 1980-03-21 Date Added to Database: 1980-03-31
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1500
Summary:
      CRACKS MAY DEVELOP IN THE TRUCK"S REAR TOWING CROSSMEMBER WHICH SUPPORTS THE TRAILER HITCH AND TO WHICH THE SAFETY CABLES ARE ATTACHED. SHOULD THESE CRACKS PROGRESS TO THE POINT OF COMPLETE SEPARATION, THE CROSSMEMBER AND THE TRAILER COULD BECOME DETACHED FROM THE TRUCK.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL REPLACE THE "A" FRAMES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGED PARTS AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A REAR TOWING CROSSMEMBER AND "A"FRAME ASSEMBLY.SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; REAR TOWING CROSSMEMBER.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: TRAILER DETACHMENT CAN OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING,RESULTING IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.