Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
Manufacturer's Report Date:

October 8, 2007

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

07V325000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING

Potential Number of Units Affected:

461

Summary:

ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, THE SCREW BOLTS OF THE FUEL TANK FASTENING STRAPS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED CORRECTLY. AFTER NORMAL PRODUCTION PROCESS, THE VEHICLES ARE DISASSEMBED FOR SHIPMENT TO THE US AND THE BOLTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN CORRECTLY TIGHTENED WHEN RE-ASSEMBLED.

Consequence:

THE FUEL TANK CAN LOOSEN AND LEAK FUEL. FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SCREW BOLTS OF THE TANK FASTENING STRAPS AND THE BOLTS WILL BE TIGHTENED WITH THE CORRECT TORQUE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 8, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER INTERNATIONAL AT 843-695-5041.

Notes:

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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