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Freightliner Recall, Sterling Recall Western Star Recall, fuel leak danger

FREIGHTLINER 114SD   2012-2013
     FREIGHTLINER BUSINESS CLASS M2   2006-2013
     FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA   2006-2013
     FREIGHTLINER CENTURY   2006-2013
     FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA   2006-2013
     FREIGHTLINER CORONADO   2006-2013
     STERLING 9500   2006-2013
     WESTERN STAR 4700   2012-2013
     WESTERN STAR 4900   2006-2013
     WESTERN STAR 6900   2006-2013
Manufacturer: DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICAMfr's Report Date: FEB 27, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V074000NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 103,437
Summary: 
  DAIMLER TRUCKS (DTNA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2013 FREIGHTLINER, STERLING, AND WESTERN STAR VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH DETROIT DIESEL EPA07 AND EPA10, DD13 AND DD15/16 ENGINES, MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 20, 2006, THROUGH FEBRUARY 20, 2012. THE PUMP TO RAIL HIGH PRESSURE FUEL LINE SUPPORT SYSTEM USED ON THESE ENGINES IS SENSITIVE TO ASSEMBLY TORQUE AND MAY BE DAMAGED DURING SERVICE WORK. AS A RESULT OF OTHER REPAIRS, THE LINE SUPPORTS MAY LOOSEN, POTENTIALLY LEADING TO FUEL LINE CRACKING AND A FUEL LEAK.
Consequence: 
  A FUEL LEAK COULD CREATE A ROAD HAZARD, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. ALSO A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy: 
  DTNA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND THE HIGH PRESSURE FUEL LINE SUPPORT SYSTEM WILL BE REPLACED BY DTNA AUTHORIZED SERVICE FACILITIES

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