FREIGHTLINER UNSPECIFIED 1979: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

 
Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1979
Build Dates : 1978-05-01 - 1979-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V085000
Date Owner's Notified: 1979-05-31 Date Received by ODI: 1979-04-03 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 7060
Summary:
      ON SOME VEHICLES, THE LOWER STEERING DRIVE SHAFT RUBS AGAINST THE STEERING BOOT RETAINER SPRING. THIS CHAFING CAN WEAR A GROOVE INTO THE DRIVE SHAFT WHICH CAN EVENTUALLY LEAD TO A SEPARATION OF THE TUBE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE HOLE IN THE CAB FLOOR WILL BE ENLARGED AND A LARGER SPRING WILL REPLACE PRESENT SPRING. REPAIRS WILL BE DONE AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS, CAB OVER ENGINE MODELS EQUIPPED WITH"STRETCH CABS".SYSTEM: STEERING; BOOT RETAINER SPRING.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS WOULD CAUSE A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND,POSSIBLY, AN ACCIDENT.