FREIGHTLINER UNSPECIFIED 1970: STEERING:LINKAGES

 
Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1970
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 77V231000
Date Owner's Notified: 1978-06-07 Date Received by ODI: 1977-12-27 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 670
Summary:
      THE INVOLVED VEHICLES CONTAIN DEFECTIVE BALL STUDS THAT WERE IMPROPERLY HEAT-TREATED AND THUS CONTAIN CRACKS. THESE STUDS, LOCATED IN THE PITMAN ARM, COULD EVENTUALLY FRACTURE IN THE THREADED PORTION UNDER THE RETAINING NUT.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE PITMAN ARM BALL STUD WITH A NEW ONE, WITHOUT CHARGE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING; BALL STUD.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL COULD RESULT, CAUSING LOSS OFVEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.