SKYLINE FREESTYLE 2007: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

Make : SKYLINE Model : FREESTYLE Year : 2007
Build Dates : 2006-06-01 - 2008-05-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V399000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-09-11 Date Received by ODI: 2008-08-14 Date Added to Database: 2008-08-14
Manufacturers Involved: Skyline Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 83
Summary:
      SKYLINE IS RECALLING 83 MY 2007-2008 FREESTYLE, RAMPAGE AND TRAILRIDER MODEL 281 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE HAD THE AXLE ATTACHING BOLTS, THAT ATTACH THE AXLES TO THE CHASSIS, IMPROPERLY INSTALLED. THE CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE TIRES AND THESE ATTACHING BOLTS ON THIS MODEL REQUIRE THAT THE HEAD OF THE ATTACHING BOLT BE INSTALLED ON THE TIRE SIDE OF THE AXLE HANGERS AND/OR SHACKLES.
Consequence:
      DRIVERS MAY EXPERIENCE TIRE DAMAGE AND CAN CAUSE OR CONTRIBUTE TO PREMATURE TIRE FAILURE THAT COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE AXLE ATTACHING BOLTS FOR CORRECT INSTALLATION AND THE BACK SIDE OF THE TIRES FOR DAMAGE FROM IMPROPERLY INSTALLED AXLE BOLTS. DEALERS WILL REMOVE AND REINSTALL THE AXLE MOUNTING BOLTS WITH THE CORRECT ORIENTATION AND REPLACE DAMAGED TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SKYLINE AT 1-800-733-4250.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.