Freightliner Sterling Acterra



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Freightliner Sterling Acterra 2005 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
WHEELS
05V185000FREIGHTLINER LLCfrom 02/20/2005 to 03/20/2005V (Vehicle)350010/21/2005MFRFREIGHTLINER LLC04/27/200504/29/2005
Defect SummaryOn certain heavy duty class 8 trucks equipped with accuride aluminum wheels, the wheels were not properly pre-stressed. this allows cracks to develop over time.
Consequence SummaryThis may eventually lead to wheel failure and possibly result in a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the wheels free of charge. the recall began on october 21, 2005. owners may contact freightliner at 1-800-547-0712.
NotesFreightliner recall no. fl-448.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.
Freightliner Sterling Acterra 2005 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
SUSPENSION - FRONT - HUB
RQ07003FREIGHTLINER LLC12/05/200703/26/2008FRONT WHEEL SEPARATION08V137000
 Odi is closing this investigation based on daimler truck north america 's (dtna) march 19, 2008, defect notification report which outlines dtna's intention to campaign 28,764 freightliner, sterling, and freightliner custom chassis vehicles [equipped with either arvinmeritor or axle alliance company 6,000 - 8,000 pound rated front axle assemblies utilizing a four piece spindle nut set] manufactured between january 26, 2000, and march 24, 2008.dtna has proposed providing a remedy for the currently installed four piece spindle nut systems which may lead to incorrect end play, [bearing] cone spin, excessive heat, degradation of lubrication, wear of the spindle nut [backface] and bearing journal, oil contamination with metal shavings, and premature bearing failure.continued operation may lead to a wheel separation.odi has relieved dtna of the responsibility to provide the information requested as part of this rq so that dtna could focus their efforts on investigation of the wheel separation issues and planning and implementing a responsive and timely field action (campaign).
SUSPENSION - FRONT - WHEEL BEARING
RQ07003FREIGHTLINER LLC12/05/200703/26/2008FRONT WHEEL SEPARATION08V137000
 Odi is closing this investigation based on daimler truck north america 's (dtna) march 19, 2008, defect notification report which outlines dtna's intention to campaign 28,764 freightliner, sterling, and freightliner custom chassis vehicles [equipped with either arvinmeritor or axle alliance company 6,000 - 8,000 pound rated front axle assemblies utilizing a four piece spindle nut set] manufactured between january 26, 2000, and march 24, 2008.dtna has proposed providing a remedy for the currently installed four piece spindle nut systems which may lead to incorrect end play, [bearing] cone spin, excessive heat, degradation of lubrication, wear of the spindle nut [backface] and bearing journal, oil contamination with metal shavings, and premature bearing failure.continued operation may lead to a wheel separation.odi has relieved dtna of the responsibility to provide the information requested as part of this rq so that dtna could focus their efforts on investigation of the wheel separation issues and planning and implementing a responsive and timely field action (campaign).
WHEELS - CAP/COVER/HUB
RQ07003FREIGHTLINER LLC12/05/200703/26/2008FRONT WHEEL SEPARATION08V137000
 Odi is closing this investigation based on daimler truck north america 's (dtna) march 19, 2008, defect notification report which outlines dtna's intention to campaign 28,764 freightliner, sterling, and freightliner custom chassis vehicles [equipped with either arvinmeritor or axle alliance company 6,000 - 8,000 pound rated front axle assemblies utilizing a four piece spindle nut set] manufactured between january 26, 2000, and march 24, 2008.dtna has proposed providing a remedy for the currently installed four piece spindle nut systems which may lead to incorrect end play, [bearing] cone spin, excessive heat, degradation of lubrication, wear of the spindle nut [backface] and bearing journal, oil contamination with metal shavings, and premature bearing failure.continued operation may lead to a wheel separation.odi has relieved dtna of the responsibility to provide the information requested as part of this rq so that dtna could focus their efforts on investigation of the wheel separation issues and planning and implementing a responsive and timely field action (campaign).