NAVISTAR RA-42 1981: SUSPENSION:REAR

Make : NAVISTAR Model : RA-42 Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1981-02-01 - 1981-04-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 91E047000
Date Owner's Notified: 1992-01-16 Date Received by ODI: 1991-12-31 Date Added to Database: 1992-01-06
Manufacturers Involved: INTERNATIONAL TRUCK & ENGINE CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 916
Summary:
      THE AXLE HOUSINGS WERE MANUFACTURED WITH A TIGHT FRICTION WELD CURL RADIUS ON THE INSIDE DIAMETER OF THE AXLE HOUSING. UNDER OPERATIONAL LOADS, CRACKS CAN INITIATE AT THE WELD CURL RADIUS ON THE INSIDE OF THE HOUSING. THESE CRACKS MAY PROPAGATE, EVENTUALLY ALLOWING THE AXLE SPINDLE TO SEPARATE FROM THE AXLE HOUSING.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      REPLACE THE AXLE HOUSING WITH A NEW AXLE HOUSING.
Report Initiator: MFR E Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: SINGLE REAR AXLE SUSPENSION.EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: RA-42 REAR DRIVE AXLE HOUSINGS.CINSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: SEPARATION OF THE AXLE SPINDLE FROM THE AXLE HOUSING CANRESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND A POSSIBLE ACCIDENT.