Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall on
30,000 Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star trucks for a
part that could overheat or ignite.
trucks, a capacitor in the power line carrier (PLC) filter could
overheat and/or ignite when subjected to reverse polarity electrical
affected are Freightliner FLD, Freightliner Century Class, Sterling
Acterra, Western Star 4900, Western Star 5900, and Western Star
6900, all model year 2001 manufactured between February and
will disconnect and secure the PLC filter ground wire. Owner
notification was expected to begin in May. Owners who do not
receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact
Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712.