MACK RWL 1980: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN

Make : MACK Model : RWL Year : 1980
Build Dates : 1980-01-01 - 1981-02-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V041000
Date Owner's Notified: 1983-10-24 Date Received by ODI: 1983-04-14 Date Added to Database: 1983-05-09
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1515
Summary:
      THE PITMAN ARM, A LEVER THAT TRANSMITS TURNING MOVEMENTS FROM THE STEERING GEAR TO THE STEERING LINKAGE, MAY LOOSEN OR BREAK AT ITS CONNECTION TO THE STEERING LINKAGE. THE FAILURE CAN PREVENT TURNING ATTEMPTS FROM HAVING ANY EFFECT. THE DEFECT IS CAUSED BY INCORRECT ASSEMBLY OF THE BALL STUD CONNECTION IN THE PITMAN ARM.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL INSTALL A NEW PITMAN ARM BALL ASSEMBLY AT NO CHARGE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING; PITMAN ARM.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IN THE EVENT OF SUCH A FAILURE, LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROLCOULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.