AUTOCAR K 1978: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Make : AUTOCAR Model : K Year : 1978
Build Dates : 1978-06-01 - 1978-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V180000
Date Owner's Notified: 1980-04-23 Date Received by ODI: 1979-08-01 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Volvo Trucks North America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1223
Summary:
      SOME OF THE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE NOT INSPECTED FOR ADEQUATE CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE STEERING SHAFT AND ITS FIREWALL OPENING. INADEQUATE CLEARANCE COULD RESULT IN THE STEERING COLUMN BECOMING SCORED OR SEVERED BY THE FIREWALL SHEET METAL.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSPECT VEHICLES AND, IF NECESSARY, ENLARGE THE FIREWALL OPENING TO PROVIDE THE MINIMUM 3/8 INCH CLEARANCE FOR THE STEERING SHAFT. ANY SCORED OR CUT SHAFTS WILL BE REPLACED WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING; STEERING SHAFT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHOULD THIS OCCUR, LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND AVEHICLE ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.