COLLINS TYPE II 1978: STEERING:LINKAGES

Make : COLLINS Model : TYPE II Year : 1978
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 77V239000
Date Owner's Notified: 1978-02-16 Date Received by ODI: 1977-12-28 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
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Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 14750
Summary:
      THE END OF THE SWING LEVER SHAFT OF THE STEERING SYSTEM ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES IS THREADED FOR THE PURPOSE OF SECURING IT TO THE FRAME OF THE VEHICLE WITH THE AID OF A SPRING WASHER AND NUT ASSEMBLY. THE END OF THIS THREAD RUNS OUT INTO A CIRCULAR GROOVE. UNDER EXTREME STEERING FORCES APPLIED DURING LOW SPEED MANEUVERS, THE SHAFT COULD BREAK AT THE POINT OF THE CIRCULAR GROOVE.
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Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: STEERING; SWING LEVER SHAFT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: STEERING CAN BECOME IMPAIRED WHICH COULD RESULT IN LOSSOF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: SHOULD EXCESSIVE STEERING WHEEL FREE PLAY BE PRESENT WHILE PARKING OROPERATING VEHICLE AT LOW SPEEDS, VEHICLE SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM SERVICE AND THEDEALER CONTACTED IMMEDIATELY.CORRECTIVE ACTIVE ACTION: DEALER WILL INSTALL A NEW TYPE OF STEERING SWINGLEVER SHAFT WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.