MACK MH 1984: SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY

Make : MACK Model : MH Year : 1984
Build Dates : 1983-12-01 - 1984-09-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 84V142000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 1984-11-07 Date Added to Database: 1984-11-30
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2198
Summary:
      THE SPRING CENTER BOLT IS NOT THE PROPER SIZE OR LENGTH. AS A RESULT, LOCATION AND ALIGNMENT OF THE SPRING TO THE FRONT AXLE MAY NOT BE CORRECT. IF THE FRONT SPRING CLIPS LOOSEN, THE INADEQUATE CENTER BOLT MAY RESULT IN SPRING TO AXLE MISALIGNMENT, SHIFTING OF THE AXLE, AND LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEFECT WILL BE CORRECTED BY THE ADDITION OF A SPACER BETWEEN THE SPRING AND THE CENTER BOLT HEAD TO INCREASE THE EFFECTIVE HEAD LENGTH. A LONGER CENTER BOLT WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED FOR POSITIVE RETENTION.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; FRONT SPRING CENTER BOLT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS DEFECT COULD CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND ANACCIDENT COULD RESULT.