STERLING HX L-LINE 2006: TIRES:BEAD

Make : STERLING Model : HX L-LINE Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2004-08-19 - 2006-09-29
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06V425000
Date Owner's Notified: 2007-03-23 Date Received by ODI: 2006-11-02 Date Added to Database: 2006-11-06
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-485
Component: TIRES:BEAD
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 380
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN CAR HAULERS EQUIPPED WITH MICHELIN 305/70R19.5 FRONT TIRES ON 19.5 X 8.25 STEEL WHEELS, THE TIRE BEAD MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED WHEN THE TIRE WAS MOUNTED IN THE WHEEL IF THE RIM WAS NOT PROPERLY LUBRICATED. AIR MAY ESCAPE THROUGH A DAMAGED BEAD INTO THE TIRE BETWEEN THE CORD AND THE OUTER RUBBER AND CAUSE A SIDEWALL BLOWOUT OR TREAD SEPARATION. THE TIRE MAY LOOSE AIR RAPIDLY.
Consequence:
      RAPID LOSS OF AIR IN THE TIRE WILL AFFECT VEHICLE CONTROL AND A CRASH MAY OCCUR.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE FRONT TIRES FROM THE WHEELS FOR INSPECTION. TIRES WITH DAMAGED TIRE BEADS WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 14, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      FREIGHTLINER RECALL NO. FL-485.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.