AUTOCAR K 1978: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Make : AUTOCAR Model : K Year : 1978
Build Dates : 1976-11-01 - 1978-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 80V059000
Date Owner's Notified: 1980-10-30 Date Received by ODI: 1980-05-15 Date Added to Database: 1980-06-20
Manufacturers Involved: WHITE MOTOR CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3266
Summary:
      THE BYPASS OIL FILTER MOUNTING BRACKETS MAY BE INSUFFICIENTLY WELDED TO THE RADIATOR FRAME. THIS COULD ALLOW THE FILTER MOUNTING BRACKET AND OIL FILTER TO COME LOOSE, FALL, AND WEDGE THEMSELVES WITHIN THE STEERING GEOMETRY.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REWELD THE BRACKET WITHOUT CHARGE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; BYPASS OIL FILTER MOUNTING BRACKET.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING, AND ANACCIDENT COULD RESULT.NOTE: UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS CORRECTED, A DAILY INSPECTION SHOULD BE MADE FORCRACKS IN THE WELDS. IF FOUND, VEHICLE SHOULD NOT BE OPERATED PRIOR TO REPAIR.