FREIGHTLINER UNSPECIFIED 1981: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING

 
Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1981-04-01 - 1981-05-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V101000
Date Owner's Notified: 1981-12-09 Date Received by ODI: 1981-09-01 Date Added to Database: 1981-09-17
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 195
Summary:
      THE FOUR BOLTS USED TO ATTACH EACH FUEL TANK SUPPORT BRACKET TO THE FRAME CONTAIN "QUENCH CRACKS" DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT IN THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. THESE DEFECTIVE BOLTS COULD GIVE WAY, ALLOWING THE FUEL TANK TO BECOME DISLODGED FROM THE BRACKET OR THE BRACKET FROM THE FRAME.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      ALL BOLTS AND NUTS USED TO ATTACH THE FUEL TANK BRACKETS TO THE FRAMES WILL BE REPLACED AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL TANK BRACKET BOLTS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS FOR THE HANGING TANK TO CONTACTTHE TIRES OF THE DRIVE AXLE AND DISRUPT PROPER CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THEPOSSIBILITY ALSO EXISTS FOR THE DISLODGED TANK TO SLIDE INTO A TRAFFIC LANE,PRESENTING A HAZARD TO OTHER DRIVERS. AN ACCIDENT COULD OCCUR IN EITHER CASE.