MACK UNSPECIFIED 1982: SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM

Make : MACK Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1982
Build Dates : 1971-11-01 - 1987-02-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 87V010000
Date Owner's Notified: 1987-02-09 Date Received by ODI: 1987-02-09 Date Added to Database: 1987-02-13
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5235
Summary:
      CROSSMEMBER CAN BE OVERSTRESSED AND CAN FAIL, ALLOWING THE BROKEN CROSSMEMBER TO PROTUDE ABOVE THE TOP OF THE FRAME AND INTERFERE WITH CHASSIS COMPONENTS.
Consequence:
      TRAILER HANDLING COULD BE AFFECTED DURING TURNINGMANEUVERS WHICH COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF TRUCK CONTROL AND A CRASH. ALSO, ACOMPLETELY SEPARATED CROSSMEMBER COULD AFFECT HEIGHT OF SUSPENSION AIR SPRINGSAND THE RESULTING LEAN COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL.
Remedy:
      INSTALLATION OF A BOLTED DOUBLE PLATE TYPE CROSSMEMBER TO REPLACE THE STANDARD CHANNEL TYPE CROSSMEMBER.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: REAR CROSSMEMBER WITH NEWAY AIR SUSPENSION.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS:DM,F,FM,MC,MCE,MH,MR,R,RD,RS,RL,RW,RWL,RWS AND U MODELS EQUIPPED WITH NEWAY AIRRIDE DRIVE AXLE SUSPENSION.