MACK RL 1974: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Make : MACK Model : RL Year : 1974
Build Dates : 1974-06-01 - 1978-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V134000
Date Owner's Notified: 1979-11-10 Date Received by ODI: 1979-05-30 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 64150
Summary:
      IN THE INVOLVED TRUCKS IT IS POSSIBLE THE ADJUSTABLE STEERING COLUMN REAR MOUNTING BRACKET COULD FAIL, ALLOWING STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLY TO FALL DOWN ONTO THE OPERATOR"S LAP.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL BRACKET IN THIS AREA TO PREVENT THE STEERING WHEEL FROM DISLOCATING IN THE EVENT OF A BRACKET FAILURE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING ASSEMBLY; STEERING WHEEL AND COLUMN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: WHILE STEERING WOULD REMAIN FUNCTIONAL IN THISCONDITION, THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE TO OPERATOR COULD CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLECONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.