MACK FDM 1996: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Make : MACK Model : FDM Year : 1996
Build Dates : 1996-04-15 - 1997-08-13
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 97V181000
Date Owner's Notified: 1997-11-07 Date Received by ODI: 1997-10-20 Date Added to Database: 1997-10-21
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 109
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: FRONT DISCHARGE MIXER CHASSIS. THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MITER BOXES HAVE NO PROTECTIVE BOOTS ON THE SHAFTS AND DIRT CAN ENTER THE SYSTEM CAUSING THE GEAR SHAFT BEARINGS TO DETERIORATE.
Consequence:
      THE BEARING DETERIORATION CAN CAUSE THE STEERING TO LOCK UP RESULTING IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THESE MITER BOXES.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 7, 1997.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 1-610-709-3011.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.