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NHTSA Recall 73V022000

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Parts:  Compton

NHTSA Recall 73V022000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	73V022000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     COMPTON / COMPTON 	    	1960-1963
Manufacturer: COMPTON TRUCK & EQUIP. CO 	Mfr's Report Date: AUG 24, 1972
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 73V022000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 20
Summary:
Consequence:
Remedy:
Notes:
COMPTON CAMPAIGN NO N/A. TRAILER. JAN 60 THRU JUL 31,1962. POSSIBILITY THATTHE INDUCTION HARDENING PROCESS IN EFFECT AT NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL'S AXLEPLANT MAY HAVE CREATED HIGH RESIDUAL STRESSES AT THE INNER BEARING SHOULDERAREA. THESE STRESSES MAY TURN INTO PHYSICAL CRACKS UNDER EXTENDED FIELDSERVICE. CONTINUED USE OF THE AXLE AFTER CRACKING HAS OCCURRED MAY CAUSE AXLESPINDLE TO FRACTURE. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACING AXLEWHERE NECESSARY.)



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