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NHTSA Recall 08E003000

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Trucking Equipment:  Dana

NHTSA Recall 08E003000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	08E003000
	
Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: 	    	Production Dates:
    DANA / 127420 	    	Information not Available
    DANA / 129737 	    	Information not Available
Manufacturer: DANA CORPORATION 	Mfr's Report Date: JAN 03, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E003000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 68
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PINION GEARS, P/NOS. 129737 AND 127420, MANUFACTURED ON DECEMBER 4, 2007, AND ASSEMBLED INTO THE AXLE ASSEMBLY OF TANDEM-REAR OR SINGLE DRIVE AXLES INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT FOR CERTAIN INTERNATIONAL, PACCAR, AND VOLVO HEAVY TRUCKS, WRONG INDUCTION HARDNESS PROCESS SETTINGS WERE USED RESULTING IN EXCESSIVE HARDNESS OF THE PINION GEARS.
Consequence:
THE EXCESSIVE HARDNESS CAN POTENTIALLY RESULT IN THE THREADED END OF THE PINION BREAKING OFF. THIS FAILURE COULD RESULT IN DRIVESHAFT DISCONNECTING FROM THE AXLE, WHICH WOULD CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLE POWER. IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE THAT THE DRIVESHAFT MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
DANA IS WORKING WITH THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS TO NOTIFY OWNERS AND HAVE THEIR VEHICLES REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR VEHICLE MANUFACTURER FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Notes:
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
3 January 2008Part 573 Defect Report
From: Donald W. Commons, Dana Corporation
To: Daniel C. Smith, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 08E003000

PDF
- 563KB - 7 pages
14 January 2008Part 573 Defect Report
From: Donald W. Commons, Dana Corporation
To: Daniel C. Smith, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 08E003000

PDF
- 853KB - 6 pages
24 January 2008Dana Pinion Gear
From: Tim L. LaFon, Volvo Truck North America
To: George Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 08E003000

PDF
- 15KB - 1 page
25 January 2008Pinion Gears Break
From: George H. Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Don Commons, Dana Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E003000

PDF
- 58KB - 2 pages
14 March 2008Dana Corp Recall 08E-003
From: Mike Walton, PACCAR Inc.
To: Alexander Ansley, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 08E003000

PDF
- 49KB - 11 pages


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