MACK FC 1968: STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM

Make : MACK Model : FC Year : 1968
Build Dates : 1968-10-01 - 1976-09-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 80V053000
Date Owner's Notified: 1980-12-15 Date Received by ODI: 1980-05-06 Date Added to Database: 1980-07-31
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 219
Summary:
      THE STEERING ARM MAY DEVELOP CRACKS DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FATIGUE LIFE IN THE MACHINE RADIUS OF THE TAPER AT THE STEERING KNUCKLE END.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      INSTALL STEERING ARMS THAT HAVE BEEN MAGNA-FLUX INSPECTED FOR CRACKS AND SHOT PEENED FOR IMPROVED FATIGUE LIFE. THIS WILL BE DONE WITHOUT CHARGE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING ASSEMBLY; STEERING ARM.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: CONTINUED OPERATION COULD LEAD TO FAILURE OF THESTEERING ARM, LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING, AND POTENTIAL FORVEHICLE ACCIDENT.