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Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star trucks recalled due to fuel line defects

The fuel system on a commercial truck, or even a consumer vehicle, is critical to engineer, design, and build right. A problem there can cause a fire, crash, and death. Make it right in the first place, or lives can be lost.

Truck drivers work hard for a living, often driving hours on end of monotonous roadways. They deserve to have trucks that run right and safely. For their own sake, as well as the drivers on the road around them. When the factories build it wrong, someone ought to tell the people behind the wheel. That, in part, is what we do here.

Do you own one of these potentially deadly defective Freightliner trucks or Sterling trucks or Western Star trucks?


Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
FREIGHTLINER BUSINESS CLASS M2 2004-2008
FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2004-2008
FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA 2004-2008
FREIGHTLINER FLD 2004-2008
STERLING A-LINE 2004-2008
STERLING L-LINE 2004-2008
WESTERN STAR 4900 2004-2008

Manufacturer:
DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA
Mfr's Report Date: SEP 16, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V478000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A


Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 73,500
Summary:
 DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 THROUGH 2008 HEAVY TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 11, 2003, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28, 2007, EQUIPPED WITH EPA04 MODEL MBE4000 ENGINES BUILT WITH PLASTIC LOW PRESSURE FUEL LINES AND FUEL FILTERS MOUNTED NEAR THE CENTER OF THE ENGINE ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE. THE PLASTIC LOW PRESSURE FUEL LINE BETWEEN ENGINE MOUNTED FUEL FILTER AND ENGINE BLOCK MAY DEVELOP A SUBSTANTIAL DIESEL FUEL LEAK.
Consequence:
 THIS COULD CREATE ROAD HAZARD INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
 DAIMLER TRUCKS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE REMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED BY DETROIT DIESEL

If you've got one of these Freightliner lemon trucks, or Sterling lemon trucks, or a lemon Western Star truck, have you dealer take care of it right away. And if you get a run around, call us on our toll free truck driver's lemon truck hotline at 1.888.331.6422, or email us right now by clicking here: info@trucklemonlaw.com.

We help truckers for a simple reason. Because life is too short to drive a bad truck.

Burdge Law Office
www.TruckLemonLaw.com
It's as simple as that