FREIGHTLINER UNSPECIFIED 1995: STEERING:COLUMN

 
Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1995
Build Dates : 1996-04-01 - 1996-09-02
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 96V167000
Date Owner's Notified: 1996-10-11 Date Received by ODI: 1996-09-19 Date Added to Database: 1996-09-25
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:COLUMN
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2688
Summary:
      THE FOUR FASTENERS THAT RETAIN THE OUTPUT SHAFT BEARING TO THE STEERING COLUMN TILT/TELESCOPING MECHANISM WAS NOT TORQUED PROPERLY.
Consequence:
      IF THESE FASTENERS BECOME LOOSE AND ALL FALL OUT, THE STEERING COLUMN DRIVELINE WILL DISCONNECT FROM THE TILT/TELESCOPING MECHANISM AND THE ABILITY TO STEER THE VEHICLE WILL BE LOST.
Remedy:
      THE VEHICLES WILL BE INSPECTED FOR LOOSE FASTENERS AND RETORQUED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATIONS IF THE FASTENERS ARE LOOSE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 18, 1996.NOTE: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 1-503-735-8000.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.