MACK CX 1999: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY

Make : MACK Model : CX Year : 1999
Build Dates : 1999-06-14 - 2000-10-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02V037006
Date Owner's Notified: 2002-12-27 Date Received by ODI: 2002-08-15 Date Added to Database: 2002-09-06
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC0276
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2050
Summary:
      ON SOME HEAVY DUTY CLASS 8 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ARVINMERITOR AXLE ASSEMBLIES WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH TRW MODEL 20EDL BALL SOCKETS, THE TIE ROD BALL-SOCKET BEARINGS HAVE A BELOW SPECIFICATION CASE DEPTH AND/OR HARDNESS WHICH CAN LEAD TO PREMATURE WEAR OUT OF THE SOCKET IN SOME APPLICATIONS.
Consequence:
      IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, THE DRIVER CAN LOSE STEERING CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BALL SOCKET ASSEMBLIES. THIS CAMPAIGN WILL SUPERSEDE NHTSA RECALL NOS. 01V-140-005 "MACK SC0270" AND 00V-246-103 "MACK SC0262". OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 27, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT MACK AT 610-709-3337.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
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