FORD LNT8000 1980: SUSPENSION:MULTIPLE AXLE

Make : FORD Model : LNT8000 Year : 1980
Build Dates : 1977-10-01 - 1979-10-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V255000
Date Owner's Notified: 1980-02-13 Date Received by ODI: 1979-12-04 Date Added to Database: 1980-01-11
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:MULTIPLE AXLE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4
Summary:
      THE OPTIONAL TANDEM SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED USING A STANDARD BEAM END ADAPTER KIT, RATHER THAN THE REQUIRED SPECIAL KIT. PROGRESSIVE DETERIORATION COULD OCCUR TO THE ADAPTER TO BEAM END BUSHING JOINT, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN FRACTURE OF THE BEAM TO AXLE ATTACHING BOLTS.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE INCORRECT BEAM ADAPTERS WILL BE REPLACED ON NEW UNITS AND BEAM END ADAPTERS AND BUSHINGS WILL BE INSTALLED ON UNITS IN SERVICE, FREE OF CHARGE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL TANDEM SUSPENSION.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; BUSHING JOINT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF BOLT FRACTURE OCCURS, THE REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY COULDSHIFT, ADVERSELY AFFECTING VEHICLE HANDLING AND POSSIBLY CAUSING A VEHICLEACCIDENT.