AUTOCAR UNSPECIFIED 1977: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Make : AUTOCAR Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1977
Build Dates : 1975-07-01 - 1981-06-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V122000
Date Owner's Notified: 1982-02-01 Date Received by ODI: 1981-10-14 Date Added to Database: 1981-10-27
Manufacturers Involved: WHITE MOTOR CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 31703
Summary:
      STEERING SHAFT BINDER BOLTS ON CERTAIN VEHICLES ARE EITHER LOOSE OR OVER-TIGHTENED. EITHER CONDITION CAN LEAD TO A SEPARATION OF THE STEERING SHAFT FROM THE STEERING COLUMN, EVEN IF THE FACTORY INSTALLED BOLT HAS BEEN PROPERLY RETIGHTENED.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      UNIQUE BOLTS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED FOR THIS CAMPAIGN AND WILL BE INSTALLED ALONG WITH NEW NUTS. THIS WILL BE DONE AT NO 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 BINDER BOLTS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHAFT SEPARATION COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLECONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: AS A PRECAUTION, IMMEDIATELY CHECK THE BINDER BOLTS ON THE STEERING SHAFTFOR LOOSENESS. IF THEY ARE LOOSE, TIGHTEN THEM TO 60 FT-LBS TORQUE. TIGHTENINGBOLTS DOES NOT PERMANENTLY REMEDY THE DEFECT. NEW BOLTS AND NUTS MUST BEINSTALLED.