2003 PETERBILT 378 Recall - Recall ID 54523

2003 PETERBILT 378 Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V410000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: PETERBILT 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: 378 
Model Year: 2003 
Mfg Campaign Number: 1003G/03KWA 
Mfg Component Desc: STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM 
Mfg Involved in Recall: PACCAR INCORPORATED 
Manufacture Dates: 07-31-03 through 10-08-03 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 1,187 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 01-05-04 
Recall Initiated By: MFR 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: PACCAR INCORPORATED 
Report Recieved Date: 10-20-03 
Record Creation Date: 10-23-03 
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Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH DANA SPICER INTEGRAL KNUCKLE AND STEER ARM ASSEMBLIES, THE STEER AXLE ASSEMBLIES MAY HAVE A LONGITUDINAL CRACK IN THE STEER ARM. 
Consequence Summary: IF THE CRACK SHOULD PROPAGATE OVER TIME, THE BALL COULD BECOME LOOSE RESULTING IN A LOSS OF STEERING, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH. 
Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE KNUCKLE AND STEER ARM ASSEMBLIES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT KENWORTH AT 1-425-828-5440 OR PETERBILT AT 1-940-591-4201. 
Notes: KENWORTH RECALL NO. 03KWAPETERBILT RECALL NO. 1003G.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236). 
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2003 PETERBILT 378 Recall - Recall ID 54523 for PETERBILT 378 STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM

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