GMC C70 1983: STEERING:LINKAGES:ARM:IDLER AND ATTACHMENT

Make : GMC Model : C70 Year : 1983
Build Dates : 1981-07-01 - 1984-09-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 86V081000
Date Owner's Notified: 1986-08-21 Date Received by ODI: 1986-06-23 Date Added to Database: 1986-07-01
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:ARM:IDLER AND ATTACHMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 499
Summary:
      STEERING CONTROL ARM CAN BE OVERSTRESSED WITH HEAVY STEERING INPUT CAUSING IT TO CRACK AND IT COULD EVENTUALLY BREAK COMPLETELY. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF THE STEERING CONTROL ARM BREAKS, COMPLETE LOSS OF STEERING ABILITY AND TRUCK CONTROL WOULD OCCUR WITHOUT WARNING WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      INSTALL NEW STEERING ARM AND OTHER STEERING SYSTEM HARDWARE WHICH WILL PREVENT OVERSTRESSING INPUT CONDITIONS FROM OCCURRING.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: STEERING CONTROL ARM. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MEDIUM DUTY CONVENTIONAL TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 9,000 OR 12,000 LB. FRONT DRIVING STEERING AXLE AND AN 8.2 LITER ENGINE.