PETERBILT CLASS 8 2001: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:UNIVERSAL JOINT

Make : PETERBILT Model : CLASS 8 Year : 2001
Build Dates : 2001-05-10 - 2001-05-21
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V181000
Date Owner's Notified: 2001-07-18 Date Received by ODI: 2001-06-05 Date Added to Database: 2001-06-05
Manufacturers Involved: PACCAR Incorporated
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 601-H
Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:UNIVERSAL JOINT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 27
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PETERBILT CLASS 7 AND 8 TRACTORS WITH INTERAXLE DRIVESHAFTS PRODUCED AND SUPPLIED BY SPICER DRIVESHAFT, INC. "SDI". THE SDI DRIVESHAFTS WITH UNIVERSAL JOINT CAP BOLTS WERE NOT TIGHTENED TO SDI'S FULL TORQUE SPECIFICATION.
Consequence:
      IF THE DRIVESHAFT ASSEMBLY BECAME SEPARATED FROM THE RETAINING BOLTS, THE INTERAXLE COULD BE EJECTED FROM THE TRUCK'S DRIVING AXLES, RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS DEBRIS. THIS COULD OCCUR WITH LITTLE OR NO PRIOR WARNING TO THE VEHICLE'S DRIVER, AND COULD ALSO RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE POWER.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL RE-TORQUING THE RETAINING BOLT FASTENERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 18, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT PETERBILT AT 1-940-591-4000 OR DANA/SDI AT 1-419-535-4500.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
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