MACK CF 1972: STEERING:LINKAGES

Make : MACK Model : CF Year : 1972
Build Dates : 1967-12-01 - 1990-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 91V070000
Date Owner's Notified: 1992-06-23 Date Received by ODI: 1991-05-01 Date Added to Database: 1991-05-15
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3673
Summary:
      STRESSES IMPOSED ON THE LEVER DURING TURNING MANEUVERS AND/OR IMPACT INCIDENTS, SUCH AS WOULD BE CAUSED BY CURBS OR ROAD SURFACE IRREGULARITY, REDUCE THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF THE PART. THE STEERING LEVER MAY CRACK AND EVENTUALLY THE STRESSES COULD CAUSE THE STEERING LEVER TO BREAK.
Consequence:
      A BROKEN STEERING LEVER WILL CAUSE LOSS OF STEERINGCONTROL WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING WHICH MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
      REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE STEERING ARMS.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: STEERING LEVERS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CF MODEL FIRE CHASSIS WITH GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATINGS OF12,000 POUNDS OR GREATER AND EQUIPPED WITH POWER STEERING.NOTE: THE SPECIFIC MACK AXLES AFFECTED ARE: FA532, FAF532, FAFW537, FAFW5372,FAFW13.5, FAW538, FAW14.3, FA604, FA6042, FAW616, FAW618, FAW617, AND FAW20.