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Saturday, March 29, 2008

DAIMLER TRUCKS RECALLS SCHOOL BUS CHASSIS, CONVENTIONAL BUSES, AND STERLING ACTERRA, FREIGHTLINER FLN, AND M2 HEAVY TRUCKS.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
FCCC / B2
2001-2008
FCCC / FB65
2001-2008
FCCC / FS65
2001-2008
FREIGHTLINER / BUSINESS CLASS M2
2001-2008
FREIGHTLINER / FLN
2001-2008
STERLING / ACTERRA
2001-2008
Manufacturer : DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA Mfr's Report Date : MAR 19, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V137000 NHTSA Action Number: RQ07003
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 28764
Summary:
 DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING 28,764 MY 2001 THROUGH 2008 FCCC B2 AND FS65 SCHOOL BUS CHASSIS, FCCC FB65 CONVENTIONAL BUSES, AND STERLING ACTERRA, FREIGHTLINER FLN, AND BUSINESS CLASS M2 HEAVY TRUCKS, BUILT FROM JANUARY 26, 2000, THROUGH MARCH 24, 2008, MANUFACTURED WITH ARVINMERITOR OR AXLE ALLIANCE COMPANY 6,000 THROUGH 8,000 POUND FRONT AXLES UTILIZING A FOUR PIECE SPINDLE-NUT SET. THESE AXLE ASSEMBLIES MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH A THIN SPINDLE NUT WHICH MAY LEAD TO INCORRECT END PLAY, CONE SPIN, EXCESSIVE HEAT, DEGRADATION OF LUBRICATION, WEAR OF THE SPINDLE NUT AND BEARING JOURNAL, OIL CONTAMINATION WITH METAL SHAVINGS, AND PREMATURE BEARING FAILURE.
Consequence:
 CONTINUED OPERATION MAY LEAD TO WHEEL SEPARATION AND POSSIBLY A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
 DAIMLER TRUCKS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MAY 23, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS AT 1-800-547-0712.
Notes:
 DAIMLER TRUCKS RECALL NO. FL-527. CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
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