Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner Corp. recently announced two separate recalls affecting more than 15,000 vehicles.

The company has issued a recall of 5,032 XC Model trucks, years 1997-2000, which were built between December 1997 to August 2000.
On certain chassis built with Caterpillar engines and equipped with Felsted electronic accelerator pedals, the return springs can break on the accelerator pedals that are equipped with stainless steel or electroplated wire return springs. If both return springs fail, the throttle would not return to the idle position as intended, resulting in a stuck throttle.
Dealers will replace accelerator pedals equipped with return springs manufactured of music wire with one additional coil on each spring. An organic coating will also be installed, eliminating the electroplating.
Owner notification has already begun.
Another recall issued by the company affects 10,460 of the following 1999 models: Freightliner FS, Freightliner MC, Freightliner FLN, Freightliner MB, Freightliner FB65, Freightliner MT and Thomas MVP. The vehicles in question were manufactured between March 1999 and January 2000 (Thomas ending date is May 2000).
Certain shuttle buses, recreational vehicles, utility vans, and heavy-duty trucks equipped with the Meritor WABCO Phase 1, D-version Antilock Brake System, fail to comply to the requirements of FMVSS No.105, "Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems."
An internal diagnostic system in the ABS may not detect an extreme wheel speed sensor air gap. A condition like this could possibly occur during either original assembly or subsequent wheel end service. An extreme wheel speed sensor air gap that affects the generation of a response signal may not be detected, so the indicator lamp may not activate.
Dealers will remove and replace the ABS ECU on buses and multi-passenger vehicles and reprogram the ECU for all others. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during December.
Owners who do not receive the free remedies within a reasonable time should contact Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712.