MITSUBISHI FG639 1998: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM

Make : MITSUBISHI Model : FG639 Year : 1998
Build Dates : 1997-06-12 - 1998-07-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V535000
Date Owner's Notified: 2005-01-13 Date Received by ODI: 2004-11-08 Date Added to Database: 2004-11-04
Manufacturers Involved: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: R3128610
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 10333
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, THE TIE ROD END BALL JOINT DUST BOOT WAS DESIGNED WITH INSUFFICIENT SEALING ABILITY. THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW CONTAMINATION TO ENTER INTO THE TIE ROD END BALL JOINT, ABNORMALLY WEARING THE RESIN BEARING LOCATED INSIDE THE JOINT.
Consequence:
      THE TIE ROD END BALL JOINT COULD SEPARATE FROM THE TIE ROD END, DISABLING THE STEERING SYSTEM, AND CAUSING A CRASH .
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL MODIFIED TIE ROD END ASSEMBLIES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 13, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MITSUBISHI FUSO AT 856-467-3917.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      MITSUBISHI FUSO RECALL NO. R3128610.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.