MACK LE 2003: SUSPENSION:FRONT

Make : MACK Model : LE Year : 2003
Build Dates : 2002-02-01 - 2004-12-22
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V017000
Date Owner's Notified: 2012-07-27 Date Received by ODI: 2012-01-20 Date Added to Database: 2012-01-20
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC0361
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8333
Summary:
      MACK TRUCKS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2005 MR AND LE HEAVY TRUCKS, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2002, THROUGH DECEMBER 22, 2004. OVER TIME, THE VEHICLE"S LOAD MAY RESULT IN FATIGUE CRACKS OF THE FRONT AXLE BEAM. THESE CRACKS CAN PROPAGATE AND RESULT IN COMPLETE FRACTURE OF THE AXLE BEAM.
Consequence:
      IF COMPLETE FRACTURE OCCURS, THE DRIVER MAY LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      THIS RECALL RELATES TO PREVIOUS RECALLS 09V-240 AND 10V-069. ANALYSIS OF THESE RECALLS HAS SHOWN THAT AFTER THE RECEIVING THE REMEDIES, THE AXLES MAY STILL CRACK. AS SUCH, MACK TRUCKS WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED AXLES ON ANY MR AND LE MODELS CONFIGURED AS FRONT-LOADER OR SIDE-LOADER REFUSE TRUCKS. AXLES ON ALL OTHER MR AND LE MODELS WILL RECEIVE A MAG-PARTICLE INSPECTION AND MACK WILL REPLACE ANY AFFECTED AXLE BEAMS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN iIN JULY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MACK TRUCKS AT 1-800-866-1177.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      MACK TRUCKS' RECALL NUMBER IS SC0361.CUSTOMERS MAY 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.