MACK RB 2000: SUSPENSION:REAR

Make : MACK Model : RB Year : 2000
Build Dates : 1998-10-01 - 2002-01-16
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02V061002
Date Owner's Notified: 2002-04-22 Date Received by ODI: 2002-03-21 Date Added to Database: 2002-03-26
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SCO273
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 213
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH DANA SPICER TANDEM DRIVE AXLE MODELS DS463, AN UNDERSIZED ATTACHMENT WELD MAY FRACTURE WITHOUT WARNING.
Consequence:
      THE LOSS OF THIS ATTACHMENT TO THE VEHICLE CHASSIS CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT VEHICLE HANDLING OR DRIVER CONTROL.
Remedy:
      THE DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE SUSPECT BRACKET, INSPECT THE AXLE HOUSING, AND REWELD THE BRACKET TO THE AXLE HOUSING. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 22, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT MACK AT 610-709-3337.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      MACK TRUCK RECALL NO. SCO273. CONSUMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.