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Freightliners Recalled For Possible Wheel Separation

January 2, 2000

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Several Freightliner models from 1998 and 1999 have been recalled for correction of a problem that can lead to wheel separation.

Nearly 3,000 Freightliner Century Class, Argosy, FLD and FLN vehicles made between October 1998 and October 1999 have an outboard bearing on the steering axle hubs that can fail due to water intrusion through a hubcap vent, resulting in a separation of the wheel.
Dealers will remove the hubcap and inspect for water intrusion and corrosion. The hub and bearing assembly will be replaced if there is evidence of corrosion. A non-vented hubcap will be installed.
Owner notification was expected to begin in December. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712.

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