HINO NV8J 2006: STEERING:LINKAGES

Make : HINO Model : NV8J Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2004-10-01 - 2006-03-25
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06V169000
Date Owner's Notified: 2006-05-12 Date Received by ODI: 2006-05-18 Date Added to Database: 2006-05-18
Manufacturers Involved: Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: M0050
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5072
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, DURING ASSEMBLY, THE DRAG LINK ATTACHMENT NUTS AT THE PITMAN ARM AND STEERING ARM MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY TORQUED. RESIDUAL GREASE AND PAINT WHICH WAS APPLIED AS A RUST INHIBITOR ON THE STEERING ARM MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO A LOSS OF TORQUE AFTER ASSEMBLY.
Consequence:
      INCREASED WEAR FOR THE DRAGLINK CONNECTIONS CAN OCCUR CREATING A NOTICEABLE INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF STEERING WHEEL FREE PLAY. IF THIS CONDITION WAS IGNORED, A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE COULD OCCUR WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING ARM TIGHTNESS AND REMOVE ALL GREASE AND PAINT FROM THE STEERING ARMS AND RETORQUE THE DRAGLINK ATTACHMENT NUTS AT THE STEERING ARM AND PITMAN ARM. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 12, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HINO AT 1-248-648-6430.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      HINO RECALL NO. M0050.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.