Fontaine Recalls Trucks Due to Faulty Dual Steering System
A steering defect in trucks is prompting a recall from Fontaine Modification.
The company is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Freightliner M2 vehicles converted to be equipped with dual steering wheels. In the affected vehicles, a locating pin in the dual steering linkage may break or fall out resulting in the momentary loss of steering or steering lock up.
A momentary loss of steering or steering lock up increases the risk of a crash.
Fontaine is recalling about 360 vehicles in connection with this defect.
Fontaine Modification will notify owners and supply a steering linkage locating key remedy kit for Freightliner dealers or authorized service facilities (including the customer's own maintenance shop) to install free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2015.
Owners with questions about the recall can contact Fontaine Modification customer service at (800) 366-8246.