MACK WL 1979: STEERING:LINKAGES

Make : MACK Model : WL Year : 1979
Build Dates : 1977-05-01 - 1979-04-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V137000
Date Owner's Notified: 1979-10-22 Date Received by ODI: 1979-06-01 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Mack Trucks, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 6673
Summary:
      THE PITMAN ARM RETAINING NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TORQUED TO MANUFACTURER SPECIFICATIONS. THIS COULD RESULT IN INADEQUATE RETENTION OF THE NUT AT THE OUTPUT SHAFT, ALLOWING THE PITMAN ARM TO BECOME LOOSE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSPECT AND RETORQUE PITMAN ARM, IF NECESSARY, AT NO COST TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING LINKAGES; ARM, PITMAN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS CONDITION COULD LEAD TO PREMATURE WEARING OF THEOUTPUT SHAFT CAUSING LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.