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NHTSA Recall 11V209000


Trucking Vehicles:  Mack CHU, Mack CXU

NHTSA Recall 11V209000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	11V209000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     MACK / CHU 	    	2009-2011
     MACK / CXU 	    	2009-2011
Manufacturer: MACK TRUCKS, INC 	Mfr's Report Date: MAR 31, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V209000 	
PE10042
NHTSA Action Number: PE10042
Component: TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 808
Summary:
MACK TRUCKS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 CHU AND CXU HEAVY TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 2008 THROUGH JULY 2010. THERE MAY BE AN INTERFERENCE WITH THE BOLTS USED TO SECURE THE FIFTH WHEEL TO THE FRAME THAT CAN PREVENT THE BOLTS FROM BEING TORQUED TO SPECIFICATION.
Consequence:
THE BOLTS MAY FAIL AND COULD RESULT IN THE FIFTH WHEEL COMING LOOSE CAUSING THE TRAILER TO SEPARATE FROM THE TRACTOR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE BOLTS AS REQUIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MAY 30, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MACK TRUCKS AT 1-800-866-1177.
Notes:
MACK TRUCKS RECALL NO. SC0351. OWNERS MAY ALSO 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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