MACK MH 1984: TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY

Make : MACK Model : MH Year : 1984
Build Dates : 1984-05-01 - 1985-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 84V140000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 1984-11-07 Date Added to Database: 1984-12-03
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 64
Summary:
      DUE TO IMPROPER AND INADEQUATE WELDING PRACTICES, THE FIFTH WHEEL ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES IS DEFECTIVE. FRAME MOUNTED SUPPORTS MAY HAVE INCOMPLETE OR POOR QUALITY WELDS. THE WELDS COULD SUBSEQUENTLY FAIL ALLOWING SEPARATION OF THE TRACTOR FROM THE TRAILER.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND REMOVE THE FIFTH WHEEL AND REWELD THE MOUNTING ANGLES AT NO CHARGE TO THE OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCK TRACTORS.SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE TRAILER SEPARATES DURING OPERATION AN ACCIDENTAND PERSONAL INJURY COULD RESULT.