VOLVO F613 1977: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Make : VOLVO Model : F613 Year : 1977
Build Dates : 1977-03-01 - 1978-01-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 80V021000
Date Owner's Notified: 1980-06-26 Date Received by ODI: 1980-02-26 Date Added to Database: 1980-03-07
Manufacturers Involved: Volvo Trucks North America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 350
Summary:
      OPERATION UNDER EXTREME CONDITIONS OF HIGH HUMIDITY, SALT AND DIRT CAN CAUSE RUSTING OF THE SPLINED SECTION OF THE UPPER STEERING SHAFT. THIS CAUSES INCREASED STRESSES BETWEEN THE STEERING COLUMN UNIVERSAL JOINT CONNECTION AND THE INPUT SHAFT OF THE STEERING GEAR. CONTINUED OPERATION UNDER THESE CONDITIONS COULD RESULT IN UNACCEPTABLE MOTION OF THE LINKAGES.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH A GREASE FITTING ON THE SPLINED SECTION OF THE UPPER SIDE OF THE UNIVERSAL JOINT.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING; SHAFT-UPPER, SPLINED SECTION.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE RESULTANT DAMAGE TO THE CONNECTION COULD EVENTUALLYLEAD TO A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: EXCESS PLAY IN THE STEERING WHEEL IS AN INDICATION OF DAMAGE IN THESTEERING SYSTEM.