TRAILSTAR P30 1978: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Make : TRAILSTAR Model : P30 Year : 1978
Build Dates : 1977-11-01 - 1977-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 78V019000
Date Owner's Notified: 1978-01-23 Date Received by ODI: 1978-01-24 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 22268
Summary:
      THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT COUPLING ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN MACHINED OVERSIZED IN THE SERRATION AREA WHERE IT ATTACHES TO THE STEERING COLUMN. THIS WOULD PREVENT THE COUPLING FROM PROPERLY TIGHTENING ON THE SHAFT WHEN THE CLAMP AND PINCH BOLT WERE INSTALLED.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL REPLACE THE SHAFT COUPLING, IF NECESSARY, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS AND BUSES.SYSTEM: STEERING; SHAFT COUPLING.CONSEQUECES OF DEFECT: THE COUPLING MAY SLIP ON THE SHAFT WHEN THE STEERINGWHEEL IS TURNED. UNDER CONTINUED OPERATION, THE PINCH BOLT MAY BYPASS THE NOTCHIN THE STEERING SHAFT UNDER HIGH STEERING EFFORT. LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL ANDAN ACCIDENT MAY RESULT.NOTE: A RASPY NOISE, ACCOMPANIED BY INCREASED FREE PLAY IN THE STEERING WHEEL,MAY INDICATE THE DEFECT.