GULF STREAM SCENIC CRUISER 2009: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Make : GULF STREAM Model : SCENIC CRUISER Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2004-04-29 - 2008-06-06
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V418000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-07-15 Date Received by ODI: 2008-08-15 Date Added to Database: 2008-08-21
Manufacturers Involved: Gulf Stream Coach, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 28
Summary:
      GULF STREAM IS RECALLING 38 MY 2005, 2008 AND 2009 FRIENDSHIP, SCENIC CRUISER, AND TOURMASTER RECREATIONAL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ZF MODEL 8018 STEERING GEARS. THESE STEERING GEARS MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH THE INCORRECT RECIRCULATING BALL SPACER. THIS COULD POTENTIALLY ALLOW THE RECIRCULATING BALLS TO ESCAPE FROM THE RECIRCULATING BALL CIRCUIT RESULTING IN A LOSS OF STEERING.
Consequence:
      THE OPERATOR MAY NOTICE HIGHER REQUIRED STEERING WHEEL INPUTS, OR THE NEED FOR MORE STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS WHILE DRIVING IN A STRAIGHT LINE IN COMBINATION WITH METALLIC CRACKING NOISES PRIOR TO A LOSS OF STEERING. LOSS OF STEERING COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
      GULF STREAM IS WORKING WITH DAIMLER TRUCKS TO HAVE THE STEERING GEAR REPLACE "PLEASE SEE 07V343". OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS AT 1-800-547-0712 OR GULF STREAM AT 1-574-773-7761.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.