|Vehicle Make / Model:
STERLING / 360
Manufacturer: Daimler Trucks North America
Report Receipt Date: DEC 11, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V576000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,601
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain model year 2007 Sterling 360 trucks manufactured from January 25, 2006, through January 22, 2007; and equipped with an EPA04 4M50 engine. The fuel lines may crack due to an improper manufacturing process. Additionally, the fuel pipe flare nuts may have been insufficiently tightened.
Cracked fuel pipes or loose fuel pipe flare nuts may leak fuel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a vehicle fire.
Daimler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel lines and tighten or replace them as needed, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on February 5, 2013. Owners may contact Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712.