CHEVROLET K20 1982: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Make : CHEVROLET Model : K20 Year : 1982
Build Dates : 1982-03-01 - 1982-06-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 82V081000
Date Owner's Notified: 1982-08-30 Date Received by ODI: 1982-08-24 Date Added to Database: 1982-09-14
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8881
Summary:
      THE REAR AXLE SHAFTS RECEIVED IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT DURING MANUFACTURE. THE SHAFT MAY BREAK AND THE TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY COULD DISENGAGE FROM THE VEHICLE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL REPLACE BOTH REAR AXLE SHAFT ASSEMBLIES, IF NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A 9.5 INCH RING GEAR REAR AXLE.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; REAR AXLE SHAFTS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHOULD SEPARATION OCCUR WHILE VEHICLE IS IN OPERATION,DRIVER COULD LOSE CONTROL OF VEHICLE AND HAVE AN ACCIDENT.