FREIGHTLINER UNSPECIFIED 1986: STEERING:LINKAGES:LINK:DRAG:CONNECTION

 
Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1986
Build Dates : 1985-02-01 - 1986-01-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 86V018000
Date Owner's Notified: 1986-04-02 Date Received by ODI: 1986-01-05 Date Added to Database: 1986-02-10
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:LINK:DRAG:CONNECTION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 226
Summary:
      THE CENTRAL TUBE PART OF THE DRAG LINK, WHICH IS SET IN A ROTATIONAL POSITION, DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE NUT OR BOLT HEAD AND THE AXLE BEAM. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: THERE COULD BE INTERFERENCE DURING A RIGHT TURN WHEEL CUT AND MAY CAUSE THE STEERING LINKAGE TO BIND, LEADING TO THE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      REPLACE ADJUSTABLE DRAG LINK WITH AN ASSEMBLY ON WHICH ONLY THE FORWARD END IS ADJUSTABLE. ALSO, STAKE REAR END.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: STEERING. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS FITTED WITH A MODEL GKN120 FRONT AXLE.