MACK MS300T 1983: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Make : MACK Model : MS300T Year : 1983
Build Dates : 1982-10-01 - 1983-08-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V101000
Date Owner's Notified: 1984-01-03 Date Received by ODI: 1983-09-27 Date Added to Database: 1983-10-24
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1486
Summary:
      BOLTED INSTALLATION OF THE STEERING GEAR HOUSING HAS A TENDENCY TO LOOSEN IN SERVICE. THIS IS DUE TO A BACKWARD INSTALLATION OF THE LOCKWASHERS, WHICH ARE BELLVILLE TYPE, AND A RESULTANT INCORRECT TORQUE ON THE BOLTS.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      ALL RECALLED VEHICLES WILL HAVE BELLVILLE TYPE LOCKWASHERS AT STEERING GEAR HOUSING ATTACH POINTS REPLACED WITH STANDARD SPLIT-TYPE LOCKWASHERS.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING SYSTEM; STEERING GEAR MOUNTING HARDWARE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOOSENING OF THE STEERING GEAR HOUSING MAY RESULT INERRATIC STEERING AND POSSIBLY AN ACCIDENT.