MACK FWS 1979: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN

Make : MACK Model : FWS Year : 1979
Build Dates : 1978-01-01 - 1979-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V121000
Date Owner's Notified: 1984-04-13 Date Received by ODI: 1983-11-18 Date Added to Database: 1983-12-07
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1377
Summary:
      MOUNTING OF THE PITMAN ARM MAY LOOSEN AND LEAD TO EXCESSIVE WEAR IN EITHER THE PITMAN ARM SPLINES OR THE STEERING GEAR SHAFT SPLINES, OR BOTH. THIS CONDITION IS DUE TO INCORRECT TIGHTENING OF THE MOUNTING SCREWS DURING ASSEMBLY.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND PROPERLY TIGHTEN THE PITMAN ARM RETAINING SCREWS.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING; PITMAN ARM.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOOSENESS IN THE STEERING LINKAGE MAY RESULT IN LOSS OFSTEERING CONTROL AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.