MACK RL 1979: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Make : MACK Model : RL Year : 1979
Build Dates : 1978-11-01 - 1979-06-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V164000
Date Owner's Notified: 1980-01-11 Date Received by ODI: 1979-07-09 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 : 4640
Summary:
      THE FLANGE HEAD PINCH BOLTS USED IN THE YOKES OF THE STEERING SHAFT ASSEMBLIES MAY HAVE BEEN OVERSTRESSED DUE TO THE BOLTS NOT BEING TIGHTENED TO SPECIFICATIONS. AS A RESULT, THE PINCH BOLTS COULD BREAK WHILE IN SERVICE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      FLANGE HEAD PINCH BOLTS WILL BE REPLACED WITH STANDARD GRADE 8 FASTENERS WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING; FLANGE HEAD PINCH BOLTS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF BREAKAGE OCCURS, LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND AVEHICLE ACCIDENT COULD OCCUR.