CHEVROLET P6T042 1989: STEERING:LINKAGES

Make : CHEVROLET Model : P6T042 Year : 1989
Build Dates : 1987-12-01 - 1989-08-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 90V103000
Date Owner's Notified: 1990-06-04 Date Received by ODI: 1990-06-01 Date Added to Database: 1990-06-14
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 74
Summary:
      IMPROPER DRILLING OF HOLE TAPERS IN THE STEERING ARM AND PITMAN ARM MAY CAUSE INADEQUATE SEATING OF THE DRAG LINK BALL STUD ON EITHER THE PITMAN ARM OR THE STEERING ARM AND TIE ROD END ON THE STEERING ATTACHMENTS.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      REPLACE DEFECTIVE COMPONENTS WITH NEW ASSEMBLIES AND TORQUE TO PROPER SPECIFICATIONS.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: STEERING; PITMAN ARM HOLE TAPERS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MEDIUM-DUTY TRUCKS.CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECTS: NUT THAT ATTACHES STUDS TO THE DRAG LINK OR PITMAN ARMAND THE TIE ROD COULD WORK LOOSE AND FALL OFF, CAUSING THE ASSEMBLIES TOSEPARATE. THIS RESULTS IN LOSS OF STEEING CONTROL AND THE POSSIBILITY OF AVEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.