MACK CX 2005: SUSPENSION

Make : MACK Model : CX Year : 2005
Build Dates : 2004-01-01 - 2005-03-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V312000
Date Owner's Notified: 2005-08-19 Date Received by ODI: 2005-07-07 Date Added to Database: 2005-07-13
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC0300 AND SC301
Component: SUSPENSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 100
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN HEAVY DUTY CLASS 8 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH HOLLAND AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEMS, A TRANSVERSE BEAM CASTING MAY FRACTURE UNDER NORMAL LOADS. IF A CASTING BREAKS WHEN THE VEHICLE IS TRAVELING ON A ROADWAY THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR PIECES OF THE CASTING TO BECOME PROJECTILES AND THE SUSPENSION'S TRANSVERSE BEAM MAY DROP DOWN LOW ENOUGH TO CONTACT THE ROAD SURFACE.
Consequence:
      THIS WILL CAUSE SPARKS THAT COULD POTENTIALLY IGNITE AND CAUSE A FIRE.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE TRANSVERSE BEAM ASSEMBLIES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 19, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MACK TRUCKS AT 610-709-2131.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      MACK TRUCKS RECALL NO.SC0300 AND SC301.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.