NHTSA Recall: 08V442000 (STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN, WORKHORSE CUSTOM CHASSIS)

NHTSA Campaign Number: 
08V442000
Component: 
STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN
Manufacturer Involved: 
WORKHORSE CUSTOM CHASSIS
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 
20801-C
Manufacturing Start Date: 
Tue, 05/10/2005
Manufacturing End Date: 
Thu, 05/08/2008
Potential Number of Units Affected: 
5606
Defect Summary: 
WORKHORSE IS RECALLING 5,606 MY 2006-2008 W42 COMMERCIAL CHASSIS AND W18 RECREATIONAL VEHICLE CHASSIS. THE CASTLE NUT THAT RETAINS THE STEERING DRAG LINK TO THE PITMAN ARM MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY TORQUED DURING ASSEMBLY. THE IMPROPER TORQUE MAY HAVE DAMAGED THE CASTLE NUT AND COMPROMISED THE INTEGRITY OF THE CONNECTION.
Consequence Summary: 
IF THE DRAG LINK WERE TO SEPARATE FROM THE PITMAN ARM, THE DRIVER WOULD NOT HAVE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE POSSIBLY CAUSING A CRASH.
Corrective Summary: 
DEALERS WILL REPLACE AND PROPERLY TIGHTEN THE CASTLE NUT THAT RETAINS THE STEERING DRAG LINK TO THE PITMAN ARM. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT WORKHORSE AT 1-877-946-7731 OR AT HTTP://WWW.NAVISTAR.COM.