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FREIGHTLINER FREIGHTLINER - 1998 FREIGHTLINER FREIGHTLINER Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 9 complaints filed for the 1998 FREIGHTLINER FREIGHTLINER

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 1998 FREIGHTLINER FREIGHTLINER. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 1998 FREIGHTLINER FREIGHTLINER, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Engine And Engine Cooling (2) Other (1) Service Brakes Air (2) Suspension (1) Vehicle Speed Control (1)
Equipment (1) Power Train (1) Steering (1) Tires (1) Visibility (1)
Exterior Lighting (1)

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL: ACCELERATOR PEDAL

1/28/2004 - LOVES PARK, IL
CONSUMER NOTICED THAT UPON DEPRESSING ACCELERATOR PEDAL VEHICLE LOST POWER. TECHNICIAN SERVICED VEHICLE, AND DETERMINED THROTTLE LEVER SNAPPED FROM THE ENGINE.

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POWER TRAIN: AXLE ASSEMBLY

2/28/2003 - CHEHALIS, WA
PROBLEMS WITH BRAKE LININGS, FRONT DRIVE AXLE, STEERING AXLE. THE FRONT DRIVE AXLE ON THE LEFT SIDE HAD CONTAMINATED BRAKE LININGS WHICH SHOWED EVIDENCE OF CONTINUED LEAKAGE. THE FRONT DRIVE AXLE ON THE RIGHT SIDE AXLE HOUSING CRACKED LEAKING FLUID AT THE U-BOLT ASSEMBLY. THE STEERING AXLE ON THE LEFT SIDE HAD AN AIR LEAK IN THE HOSE TO BRAKE CHAMBER. THE LEAK OCCURRED ON BRAKE APPLICATION. THE BRAKES WERE OUT OF ADJUSTMENT.

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SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

2/28/2003 - CHEHALIS, WA
PROBLEMS WITH BRAKE LININGS, FRONT DRIVE AXLE, STEERING AXLE. THE FRONT DRIVE AXLE ON THE LEFT SIDE HAD CONTAMINATED BRAKE LININGS WHICH SHOWED EVIDENCE OF CONTINUED LEAKAGE. THE FRONT DRIVE AXLE ON THE RIGHT SIDE AXLE HOUSING CRACKED LEAKING FLUID AT THE U-BOLT ASSEMBLY. THE STEERING AXLE ON THE LEFT SIDE HAD AN AIR LEAK IN THE HOSE TO BRAKE CHAMBER. THE LEAK OCCURRED ON BRAKE APPLICATION. THE BRAKES WERE OUT OF ADJUSTMENT.

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STEERING

2/28/2003 - CHEHALIS, WA
PROBLEMS WITH BRAKE LININGS, FRONT DRIVE AXLE, STEERING AXLE. THE FRONT DRIVE AXLE ON THE LEFT SIDE HAD CONTAMINATED BRAKE LININGS WHICH SHOWED EVIDENCE OF CONTINUED LEAKAGE. THE FRONT DRIVE AXLE ON THE RIGHT SIDE AXLE HOUSING CRACKED LEAKING FLUID AT THE U-BOLT ASSEMBLY. THE STEERING AXLE ON THE LEFT SIDE HAD AN AIR LEAK IN THE HOSE TO BRAKE CHAMBER. THE LEAK OCCURRED ON BRAKE APPLICATION. THE BRAKES WERE OUT OF ADJUSTMENT.

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TIRES

6/17/2002 - INGLIS, FL
WITH ONLY A TENTH TREAD USED, REAR INSIDE DUAL TIRE BLEWOUT WITH WHAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS A ZIPPER AFFECT. MOTORHOME WAS TRAVELING 60 MPH AT THAT TIME. TIRE SIZE IS LT23580225. OWNER KNOWS OTHER CONSUMERS WITH SIMILAR PROBLEM. CONSUMER HAS HAD A TOTAL OF 5 BLOWOUTS ON MICHELIN TIRES (DOT # UNKNOWN).

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: ENGINE: GASOLINE

5/30/2001 - CLEVELAND, OH
WHILE DRIVING VEHICLE WILL STOP RUNNING COMPLETLY WITH NO WARNING. IF YOU ARE ON THE HIGHWAY IT POSES A SAFTY PROBLEM TO SAFELY STOP THE TRUCK AND PULL OF THE ROAD . WE HAVE HAD 80 SUCH BREAKDOWNS IN OUR FLEET OF 22 VEHICLE IN 2 YEARS. THIS SITUATION CREATES A GRAVE SAFTY RISK TO OUR DRIVERS AND THE MOTORING PUBLIC. WE HAVE HAD NO SUCCESS IN FIXING THIS PROBLEM AND IT COMES WITH OUT WARNING . PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS SITUATION THANK YOU

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EQUIPMENT: ELECTRICAL: AIR CONDITIONER

10/23/2000 - TRACY, CA
AIR CONDITIONER HOSES ROUTED OVER TURBOCHARGER. NO ISOLATION MATERIAL IS INSTALLED ON AC HOSES. HEAT FROM TURBOCHARGER DETERIORATES HOSES AND CAUSE ACCELERATED MATERIAL DECOMPOSITION. FAILURE MODE: HOSE BURSTS, REFRIGERANT ESCAPES THE SYSTEM AT VERY HIGH PRESSURE. COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY TO MECHANIC OR PERSON PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON THE ENGINE. THIS WAS FOUND ON A FREIGHTLINER XC CHASSIS WITH A CATERPILLAR 3126B ENGINE EQUIPPED WITH TURBOCHARGER AND JACOBS EXHAUST BRAKE.

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10/23/2000 - TRACY, CA
AIR CONDITIONER HOSES ROUTED OVER TURBOCHARGER. NO ISOLATION MATERIAL IS INSTALLED ON AC HOSES. HEAT FROM TURBOCHARGER DETERIORATES HOSES AND CAUSE ACCELERATED MATERIAL DECOMPOSITION. FAILURE MODE: HOSE BURSTS, REFRIGERANT ESCAPES THE SYSTEM AT VERY HIGH PRESSURE. COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY TO MECHANIC OR PERSON PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON THE ENGINE. THIS WAS FOUND ON A FREIGHTLINER XC CHASSIS WITH A CATERPILLAR 3126B ENGINE EQUIPPED WITH TURBOCHARGER AND JACOBS EXHAUST BRAKE.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: ENGINE: GASOLINE: TURBO-CHARGER

10/23/2000 - TRACY, CA
AIR CONDITIONER HOSES ROUTED OVER TURBOCHARGER. NO ISOLATION MATERIAL IS INSTALLED ON AC HOSES. HEAT FROM TURBOCHARGER DETERIORATES HOSES AND CAUSE ACCELERATED MATERIAL DECOMPOSITION. FAILURE MODE: HOSE BURSTS, REFRIGERANT ESCAPES THE SYSTEM AT VERY HIGH PRESSURE. COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY TO MECHANIC OR PERSON PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON THE ENGINE. THIS WAS FOUND ON A FREIGHTLINER XC CHASSIS WITH A CATERPILLAR 3126B ENGINE EQUIPPED WITH TURBOCHARGER AND JACOBS EXHAUST BRAKE.

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SUSPENSION: REAR: SPRINGS: LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY: HANGER/BRACKET

9/25/2000 - HEMET, CA
REAR SUSPENSIONS ARE SPRINGS WHERE LEAF SPRINGS ARE ATTACHED TO HANGER . 2 "L" SHAPE GUARDS DESIGNED TO KEEP SPRINGS IN CENTER BUSHING & AT SHERING THE MIDDLE SPRINGS, GOING UP/DOWN & HITTING IT. SPRINGS WORK TO SIDE OF BUSHING IF "L" SHAPE GUARD NOT THERE. HAD HANGER SPRINGS ASSEMBLY CHANGED IN 1999. THIS IS A FREIGHTLINER TRACTOR.

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