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NHTSA Recall 11V478000

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Trucking Agency:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Vehicles:  Frieghtliner Business Class M2, Frieghtliner Cascadia, Frieghtliner Columbia, Frieghtliner FLD, Sterling A-Line, Sterling L-Line, Western Star 4900

NHTSA Recall 11V478000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	11V478000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     FREIGHTLINER / BUSINESS CLASS M2 	    	2004-2008
     FREIGHTLINER / CASCADIA 	    	2004-2008
     FREIGHTLINER / COLUMBIA 	    	2004-2008
     FREIGHTLINER / FLD 	    	2004-2008
     STERLING / A-LINE 	    	2004-2008
     STERLING / L-LINE 	    	2004-2008
     WESTERN STAR / 4900 	    	2004-2008
Manufacturer: DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA 	Mfr's Report Date: SEP 16, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V478000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 73,500
Summary:
DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 THROUGH 2008 HEAVY TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 11, 2003, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28, 2007, EQUIPPED WITH EPA04 MODEL MBE4000 ENGINES BUILT WITH PLASTIC LOW PRESSURE FUEL LINES AND FUEL FILTERS MOUNTED NEAR THE CENTER OF THE ENGINE ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE. THE PLASTIC LOW PRESSURE FUEL LINE BETWEEN ENGINE MOUNTED FUEL FILTER AND ENGINE BLOCK MAY DEVELOP A SUBSTANTIAL DIESEL FUEL LEAK.
Consequence:
THIS COULD CREATE ROAD HAZARD INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
DAIMLER TRUCKS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE REMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED BY DETROIT DIESEL CORPORATION AUTHORIZED REPAIR FACILITIES. VEHICLES WILL BE INSPECTED AND THE PLASTIC LOW PRESSURE FUEL LINE WILL BE REPLACED WITH A STEEL LOW PRESSURE FUEL LINE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS AT 1-800-547-0712.
Notes:
DAIMLER TRUCKS' CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11C-2. OWNERS 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 .




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