FLEETWOOD FIESTA 2007 – STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN

Make : FLEETWOOD Model : FIESTA Year : 2007
Build Dates : 2005-09-01 – 2007-07-23
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V442000
Date Owner’s Notified: 2008-09-19 Date Received by ODI: 2008-08-28 Date Added to Database: 2008-08-29
Manufacturers Involved: FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES, INC.
Manufacturer’s Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 20801-C
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5606
Summary:
      WORKHORSE IS RECALLING 5,606 MY 2006-2008 W42 COMMERCIAL CHASSIS AND W18 RECREATIONAL VEHICLE CHASSIS. THE CASTLE NUT THAT RETAINS THE STEERING DRAG LINK TO THE PITMAN ARM MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY TORQUED DURING ASSEMBLY. THE IMPROPER TORQUE MAY HAVE DAMAGED THE CASTLE NUT AND COMPROMISED THE INTEGRITY OF THE CONNECTION.
Consequence:
      IF THE DRAG LINK WERE TO SEPARATE FROM THE PITMAN ARM, THE DRIVER WOULD NOT HAVE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE POSSIBLY CAUSING A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE AND PROPERLY TIGHTEN THE CASTLE NUT THAT RETAINS THE STEERING DRAG LINK TO THE PITMAN ARM. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT WORKHORSE AT 1-877-946-7731 OR AT HTTP://WWW.NAVISTAR.COM.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      WORKHORSE RECALL NO. 20801-C.CUSTOMERS MAY 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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