MACK RD400 1981: STEERING:LINKAGES

Make : MACK Model : RD400 Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1981-01-01 - 1981-06-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V086000
Date Owner's Notified: 1984-05-04 Date Received by ODI: 1981-07-08 Date Added to Database: 1981-07-14
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 100
Summary:
      THE INVOLVED TRUCKS HAVE PITMAN ARMS WITH TIMING MARKS AND SERRATIONS LOCATED 8 DEGREES OUT OF PROPER ALIGNMENT. WHEN THE CHASSIS IS RAISED TO THE MAXIMUM CONDITION WITH THE WHEELS SUSPENDED OR DROPPED INTO A DEEP HOLE, THE PITMAN ARM AND DRAG LINK CAN GO INTO TOGGLE POSITION.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      UPON INSPECTION, ALL DEFECTIVE PITMAN ARMS WILL BE REPLACED WITH PROPERLY TIMED ARMS.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH LEFT HAND STEERING AND 9QC3239-P3PITMAN ARM.SYSTEM: STEERING; STEERING GEAR LEVER 'PITMAN ARM'.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: UNDER THESE CONDITIONS THE STEERING WOULD LOCK,RESULTING IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND, POSSIBLY, AN ACCIDENT.