Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Sterling Bullet 4500 and 5500 cab chassis vehicles manufactured November 1, 2007, to November 7, 2008. The affected vehicles have a 220 amp alternator that may develop a short circuit.
If the alternator develops a short circuit, there is an increased risk of a fire.
DTNA will notify owners, and DTNA dealers will replace the alternator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 3, 2017. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-729.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PDF: rcak-16v880-3316
SAFETY DEFECT PART 573 NON-COMPLIANCE NOTICE: rclrpt-16v880-7248
DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT SECTION 573.6 FL-729: rmisc-16v880-8158
Report Receipt Date: DEC 07, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V880000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 235
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
- STERLING BULLET 2008-2009