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Recalls - 1991 PIERCE ARROW

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Recall Number

94V083000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

THE STEERING GEAR BRACKET USED TO MOUNT THE POWER STEERING GEAR TO THE CHASSIS FRAME CAN CRACK AND FAIL.

Defect Consequence

THIS CAN CAUSE THE STEERING GEAR TO BIND, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND A POSSIBLE ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSPECT VEHICLES AND REPLACE THE BRACKETS WITH NEWLY DESIGNED BRACKETS. UNTIL REPLACEMENT BRACKETS ARE AVAILABLE, OWNERS ARE ADVISED TO INSPECT THE BRACKETS FOR CRACKS, AND CONTACT PIERCE MANUFACTURING FOR REPAIR INFORMATION.

Notes

SYSTEM: STEERING; POWER. GEAR BOX. EHICLE DESCRIPTION: FIRE TRUCKS WITH STEERING GEAR MOUNTING BRACKETS PART NOS .40-0368, 40-0852, 40-3309. NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT PIERCE SERVICE CENTER AT 1-414-832-3666. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


Component Description

STEERING:COLUMN

Recall Number

08V274000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

PIERCE IS RECALLING 2,372 MY 1982-1991 ARROW, MY 1983-1989 DASH, AND MY 1987-1989 DASH D8000 EMERGENCY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH TRW STEERING COLUMNS. THE LOWER END OF THE TRW STEERING COLUMN IS ATTACHED TO A 90 DEGREE GEAR BOX AS IT PASSES THROUGH THE FLOOR OF THE CAB. IF THE SHAFT IS NOT WELL ALIGNED WITH THE GEAR BOX INPUT, A SIDE LOAD IS INDUCED IN THE LOWER SHAFT BEARING. THIS SIDE LOAD CAN CAUSE BEARING FAILURE. IF THE LOWER STEERING COLUMN BEARING FAILS, THE BEARING RACE OR COMPRESSION SPRING CUTS INTO THE HOLLOW STEERING SHAFT TUBE.

Defect Consequence

THIS FAILURE MOST LIKELY WILL OCCUR ON HIGH MILEAGE VEHICLES DURING LOW SPEED, HIGH STEERING EFFORT EVENTS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ORIGINAL TRW STEERING COLUMN WITH A NEW TRW STEERING COLUMN RETROFIT KIT. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PIERCE AT 1-920-832-3000.

Notes

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


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