CHEVROLET K10 1982: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

Make : CHEVROLET Model : K10 Year : 1982
Build Dates : 1981-08-01 - 1982-04-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V045000
Date Owner's Notified: 1983-05-03 Date Received by ODI: 1983-04-27 Date Added to Database: 1983-05-18
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 6204
Summary:
      THE LOCKING SCREW THAT RETAINS THE PINION SHAFT IN PLACE IN THE DIFFERENTIAL COULD COME LOOSE. THE PINION SHAFT TURNS THE GEARS INSIDE THE DIFFERENTIAL THAT ROTATE THE DRIVE AXLES AND REAR WHEELS. IF THE LOCKING SCREW COMES LOOSE, IT COULD DAMAGE OTHER COMPONENTS OR JAM IN THE GEARS. IF THE PINION SHAFT COMES LOOSE, THE REAR WHEELS MAY NO LONGER POWER THE VEHICLE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK SCREW AT NO CHARGE.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH EATON LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; DIFFERENTIAL SHAFT LOCK SCREW.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE FAILURE SHOULD OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS INMOTION, THE DRIVER MAY LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND AN ACCIDENT COULDRESULT.