Western Star 4900sa

Western Star 4900sa 2003 model

Western Star 4900sa 2003 recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
STEERING - LINKAGES - DRAG - POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
04V120000FREIGHTLINER LLCfrom 11/15/2003 to 01/12/2004V (Vehicle)27505/21/2004MFRFREIGHTLINER LLC03/08/200403/15/2004
Defect SummaryOn certain trucks and truck-tractors equipped with trw drag link assemblies, the replacement clamp and drag link assemblies contain a potentially defective 5/8-11-grade b prevailing torque hex nut. if the final tightening is less than 65 lb.-ft., the clamp load would be unacceptably low and could compromise the integrity of the drag link.
Consequence SummaryThis could result in the ball socket separating and cause loss of steering control, increasing the risk of personal injury or a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the affected hex nut(s). owner notification began on may 21, 2004. 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.
NotesFreightliner recall no. fl422.customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Western Star 4900sa 2003 bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - DIESEL
SB-49-1205/01/201210044353Western star: around the diesel exhaust fluid (def) an excessive amount of crystal or powder built up indicates a leak caused by evaporation of def exposed to air and/or dampness. *pe2012-06-13
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
SB-49-1205/01/201210044353Western star: around the diesel exhaust fluid (def) an excessive amount of crystal or powder built up indicates a leak caused by evaporation of def exposed to air and/or dampness. *pe2012-06-13
STRUCTURE - BODY - HOOD
SB-88-1106/01/200910030504Western star truck: some trucks (4900fa, 123bbc) with hood sales code 644-002, may develop cracks at the inner fender, near the nutplate for the hood guide. the steel pivot structure can also crack, outboard of the hood pivot clevis. no mo2009-10-14