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NHTSA Recall 08E026000

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Vehicles:  Ford F-250

NHTSA Recall 08E026000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	08E026000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     FORD / F-250 SD 	    	2005-2008
Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: 	    	Production Dates:
    TRUXXX / 108035 	    	Information not Available
    TRUXXX / 108036 	    	Information not Available
Manufacturer: TRUXXX MANUFACTURING, LLC 	Mfr's Report Date: MAR 21, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E026000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 338
Summary:
TRUXXX IS RECALLING 338 AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT WELDED 3" LIFT BLOCKS FOR REAR SUSPENSIONS, PART NO. 206073, INCLUDED IN SUSPENSION KIT NOS. 108035 AND 108036, SOLD BETWEEN JULY 26, 2007 AND MARCH 4, 2008, FOR USE ON FORD MY 2005-2008 F-250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 LIGHT TRUCKS. COMPRESSIVE FORCES OF THE WELDED LIFT BLOCKS RESULTING FROM FORESEEABLE AND EXCESS VEHICLE PAYLOADS AS WELL AS OVER-TIGHTENING OF THE U-BOLTS DURING INSTALLATION MAY DISTORT THE BLOCKS, REDUCING THE INTENDED CLAMPING FORCE OF THE U-BOLTS.
Consequence:
THIS COULD ALLOW POSSIBLE SHIFTING AND DAMAGE TO THE REAR DRIVE SHAFT AND AXLE.
Remedy:
TRUXXX WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS/INSTALLERS AND WILL REPLACE AFFECTED WELDED LIFT BLOCKS WITH EITHER NON-WELDED ALUMINUM OR CAST IRON BLOCKS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 16, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRUXXX AT 1-800-381-8320.
Notes:
TRUXXX RECALL NO. 08-01BLK. THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET SUSPENSION KITS AND HAS NOT RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON FORD MOTOR COMPANY VEHICLES. 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.


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
2008Recall (08E-026) Truxxx Manufacturing, LLC Customer Notification and Instructions for Replacement/Reimbursement.
Truxxx Manufacturing, LLC
NHTSA Recall 08E026000

PDF
- 29KB - 2 pages
March 2008Initial Safety Defect Report (49 CFR Part 573)
From: Eric Hasenberg, Truxxx
To: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 08E026000

PDF
- 391KB - 3 pages
3 April 2008Aftermarket Suspension Kits
NHTSA Recall 08E026000

PDF
- 92KB - 3 pages
2 July 2008Aftermarket replacement welded 3” lift blocks for rear suspension Part # 206073 for Ford 2005-2008 F-250 SuperDuty 4x4 light trucks, included with Truxxx™ suspension kits # 108035, 108036
Truxxx Manufacturing, LLC
NHTSA Recall 08E026000

PDF
- 72KB - 2 pages
3 October 2008Aftermarket replacement welded 3” lift blocks for rear suspension Part # 206073 for Ford 2005-2008 F-250 SuperDuty 4x4 light trucks, included with Truxxx™ suspension kits # 108035, 108036
Truxxx Manufacturing, LLC
NHTSA Recall 08E026000

PDF
- 67KB - 2 pages
15 January 2009Aftermarket replacement welded 3” lift blocks for rear suspension Part # 206073 for Ford 2005-2008 F-250 SuperDuty 4x4 light trucks, included with Truxxx™ suspension kits # 108035, 108036
Truxxx Manufacturing, LLC
NHTSA Recall 08E026000

PDF
- 75KB - 2 pages
4 May 2009Aftermarket replacement welded 3” lift blocks for rear suspension Part # 206073 for Ford 2005-2008 F-250 SuperDuty 4x4 light trucks, included with Truxxx™ suspension kits # 108035, 108036
Truxxx Manufacturing, LLC
NHTSA Recall 08E026000

PDF
- 130KB - 2 pages
4 August 2009Aftermarket replacement welded 3” lift blocks for rear suspension Part # 206073 for Ford 2005-2008 F-250 SuperDuty 4x4 light trucks, included with Truxxx™ suspension kits # 108035, 108036
Truxxx Manufacturing, LLC
NHTSA Recall 08E026000

PDF
- 123KB - 2 pages
6 January 2010From: George H. Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Eric Hasenberg, Truxxx
NHTSA Recall 08E026000

PDF
- 23KB - 1 page


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