MACK DM 2005: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

Make : MACK Model : DM Year : 2005
Build Dates : 2003-10-01 - 2004-09-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 09V240000
Date Owner's Notified: 2009-08-14 Date Received by ODI: 2009-06-30 Date Added to Database: 2009-06-30
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC0341
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 10300
Summary:
      MACK IS RECALLING 10,300 MODEL YEAR 2004 AND 2005 CL, CV, DM, LE, AND RB AND MODEL YEAR 2004 RD HEAVY TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 1, 2003 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2004, EQUIPPED WITH AXLE BEAMS MANUFACTURED BY BHARAT FORGE. THE AXLE BEAM MAY HAVE TRANSVERSE SHEAR LINES ON THE BOTTOM OF THE AXLE FROM THE TRIMMING PROCESS.
Consequence:
      THESE LINES, IF PRESENT, CAN PROMOTE INITIATION OF CRACKS, WHICH OVER TIME MAY POSSIBLY LEAD TO AXLE BEAM FAILURE AND A VEHICLE CRASH CAN OCCUR.
Remedy:
      MACK WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, INSPECT AND REPLACE ANY AFFECTED AXLE BEAMS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 14, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MACK AT 1-800-866-1177.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      MACK'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NO. SC0341.OWNERS 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 .