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1998 WESTERN STAR 4900 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING (Change Vehicle)

The following ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING recall/defect on 1998 WESTERN STAR 4900 vehicles was reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration on 2002-03-20. For more information contact the National Highway Traffic Safety administration or the US Department of Transportation. See recall summary below.


Build Years/Makes/Models: 2001 FREIGHTLINER FLD
2001 FREIGHTLINER CENTURY
2001 STERLING ACTERRA
2001 WESTERN STAR 4900
2001 WESTERN STAR 5900
2001 WESTERN STAR 6900
UNits affected: 30000
Recall Number: 02V087000
Summary: ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, A CAPACITOR IN THE POWER LINE CONTROL (PLC) FILTER COULD OVERHEAT AND/OR IGNITE WHEN SUBJECTED TO REVERSE POLARITY ELECTRICAL SPIKES.
Consequence: THIS COULD CAUSE AN ELECTRICAL FIRE IN THE AREA OF THE PLC FILTER WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL DISCONNECT AND SECURE THE PLC FILTER GROUND WIRE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 20, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712.
Notes: ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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