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Recalls - 1996 MACK FDM

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

97V181000

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

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: FRONT DISCHARGE MIXER CHASSIS. THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MITER BOXES HAVE NO PROTECTIVE BOOTS ON THE SHAFTS AND DIRT CAN ENTER THE SYSTEM CAUSING THE GEAR SHAFT BEARINGS TO DETERIORATE.

Defect Consequence

THE BEARING DETERIORATION CAN CAUSE THE STEERING TO LOCK UP RESULTING IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THESE MITER BOXES.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 7, 1997. 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 MACK AT 1-610-709-3011. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


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