1961 SMITH TANK Recall - Recall ID 20824

1961 SMITH TANK SMITH TANK Recall

NHTSA Campaign Number: 72V179000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: SMITH TANK 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: SMITH TANK 
Model Year: 1961 
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Mfg Component Desc: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY 
Mfg Involved in Recall: SMITH TANK AND EQUIPMENT 
Manufacture Dates: 01-01-60 through 07-01-62 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
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Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 02-04-72 
Recall Initiated By: ODI 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: SMITH TANK AND EQUIPMENT 
Report Recieved Date: 07-14-72 
Record Creation Date: 10-12-79 
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Notes: SMITH TANK CAMPAIGN NO N/A.TRAILER BUILT 1-1 1960 THRU 7-31 1962.POSSIBILITY THAT INDUCTION HARDENING PROCESS IN EFFECT AT NORTH AMERICANROCKWELL'S AXLE PLANT MAY HAVE CREATED HIGH RESIDUEL STRESSES AT INNER BEARINGSHOULDER AREA.STRESSES MAY TURN INTO PHYSICAL CRACKS UNDER EXTENDED FIELDSERVICE, CONTINUED USE OF AXLE AFTER CRACKING MAY CAUSE AXLE SPINDLE TOFRACTURE.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACING WHERE NECESSARY.) 
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1961 SMITH TANK Recall - Recall ID 20824 for SMITH TANK SMITH TANK SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY

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