FREIGHTLINER UNSPECIFIED 1981: STEERING:LINKAGES

 
Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1981-02-01 - 1981-06-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V116000
Date Owner's Notified: 1981-12-09 Date Received by ODI: 1981-10-01 Date Added to Database: 1981-10-02
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 131
Summary:
      THE KNUCKLE STOP NUTS ARE TOO SHORT, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN FAILURE OF THE NUT UNDER HEAVY STEERING FORCE. THIS MAY ALLOW THE WHEEL TO ROTATE TOO FAR TO THE RIGHT OR LEFT, PERMITTING THE TIRE TO CONTACT OTHER VEHICLE PARTS.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      ALL SHORT KNUCKLE STOP NUTS WILL BE REPLACED WITH LONGER ONES WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH FK-132 FRONT AXLES AND MANUALSTEERING.SYSTEM: STEERING; KNUCKLE STOP NUTS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: STEERING CONTROL WILL BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED AND VEHICLEACCIDENT IS POSSIBLE.