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2005 FLEETWOOD AMERICAN TRADITION Recall - Campaign #07V583000

 
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2005 FLEETWOOD AMERICAN TRADITION RECALL - #07V583000

RECALL FOR STEERING : GEAR BOX : SHAFT SECTOR

ON CERTAIN CLASS A MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS AND EQUIPPED WITH ZF MODEL 8018 STEERING GEARS, THESE GEARS MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH THE INCORRECT RECIRCULATING BALL SPACER. THIS COULD POTENTIALLY ALLOW THE RECIRCULATING BALLS TO ESCAPE FROM THE RECIRCULATING BALL CIRCUIT RESULTING IN A LOSS OF STEERING.

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Vehicle 2005 FLEETWOOD AMERICAN TRADITION
Manufacturer FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES, INC.
Manufactured between 6/11/2003 - 9/21/2004
Recalled on 12/19/2007
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on n/a
# Affected 238
Recalled for STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR
 
Description ON CERTAIN CLASS A MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS AND EQUIPPED WITH ZF MODEL 8018 STEERING GEARS, THESE GEARS MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH THE INCORRECT RECIRCULATING BALL SPACER. THIS COULD POTENTIALLY ALLOW THE RECIRCULATING BALLS TO ESCAPE FROM THE RECIRCULATING BALL CIRCUIT RESULTING IN A LOSS OF STEERING.
Consequences THE OPERATOR MAY NOTICE HIGHER REQUIRED STEERING WHEEL INPUTS, OR THE NEED FOR MORE STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS WHILE DRIVING IN A STRAIGHT LINE IN COMBINATION WITH METALLIC CRACKING NOISES PRIOR TO A LOSS OF STEERING. LOSS OF STEERING COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Corrective action FLEETWOOD IS WORKING WITH FREIGHTLINER AND ZF TO REPLACE THE STEERING GEAR FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 07V343 AND 07E049). OWNERS MAY CONTACT FLEETWOOD AT 1-800-322-8216 OR FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712.
Notes 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.
See also 2005 FLEETWOOD AMERICAN TRADITION Recall for STEERING, HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

2005 FLEETWOOD AMERICAN TRADITION Recall for EQUIPMENT, RECREATIONAL VEHICLE, LPG WATER HEATER

2005 FLEETWOOD AMERICAN TRADITION Recall for EQUIPMENT, RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
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