FREIGHTLINER UNSPECIFIED 1980: STEERING:LINKAGES

 
Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1980
Build Dates : 1980-09-01 - 1980-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V020000
Date Owner's Notified: 1981-07-27 Date Received by ODI: 1981-02-10 Date Added to Database: 1981-03-11
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1333
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, SOME COTTER PINS MAY BE MISSING AT THE BALL JOINT CONNECTIONS OF THE DRAG LINK ENDS AND TIE ROD ENDS IN THE LOWER FRONT AXLE STEERING SYSTEM. STEERING JOINT COULD SEPARATE IF THE BALL STUD RETAINING NUT LOOSENS AND FALLS OFF DUE TO ABSENCE OF COTTER PIN.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      STEERING LINKAGE FROM THE FRAME DOWN TO AND INCLUDING THE FRONT AXLE WILL BE INSPECTED. COTTER PINS WILL BE INSTALLED, IF NECESSARY.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING; DRAG LINK AND TIE ROD BALL JOINT ENDS; COTTER PINS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: DRIVER COULD EXPERIENCE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROLWITHOUT WARNING AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.NOTE: IF ANY NUTS ON THE FRONT AXLE LINKAGE ARE MISSING, THE VEHICLE SHOULD NOTBE MOVED.