MACK MB400 1978: STEERING:LINKAGES

Make : MACK Model : MB400 Year : 1978
Build Dates : 1978-08-01 - 1978-09-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V047000
Date Owner's Notified: 1979-03-22 Date Received by ODI: 1979-02-13 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4200
Summary:
      INCORRECT STEERING LINKAGE COMPONENTS MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH LIGHT DUTY STEERING LINKAGE TIE ROD AND CENTER LINK ASSEMBLIES IN PLACE OF THE SPECIFIED HEAVY DUTY COMPONENTS. THESE LIGHT DUTY COMPONENTS ARE NOT COMPATIBLE FOR ATTACHMENT TO THE HEAVY DUTY KNUCKLE ARMS, RESULTING IN AN INFLEXIBLE "NO BALL JOINT MOVEMENT" ATTACHMENT OF THE TIE ROD TO KNUCKLE ARM. THIS COULD, EVENTUALLY, RESULT IN FATIGUE FAILURE OF THAT ATTACHMENT ON ONE OF THE COMPONENTS.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE STEERING LINKAGE SYSTEM TIE RODS AND CENTER LINK WILL BE INSPECTED AND, IF NECESSARY, LIGHT DUTY COMPONENTS WILL BE REPLACED WITH HEAVY DUTY COMPONENTS AT NO COST TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS, LIGHT.SYSTEM: STEERING LINKAGES; TIE ROD.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FATIGUE FAILURE COULD CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL ANDAN ACCIDENT.