The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released a list of auto safety recalls announced in November and December 2000 and urged consumers to have the problems fixed promptly
Models: Freightliner XC Year: 2000 Freightliner XCS Year: 2000 Freightliner VCL Year: 2000
Number Involved: 3,446
Dates of Manufacture: April 1999 - March 2000
Defect: On certain RV chassis, the valve stem on the rear inner tire could rub against the wheel and develop a leak. A loss of air on the inner tire could overload the outer tire if undetected.
Remedy: Dealers will install a valve stem extension stabilizer. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification will begin Feb. 20, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V427/Freightliner Recall No. FL-277]