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Recall 92V015000

Recall 92V015000

Suspension & Steering, February 06, 1992

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 06, 1992
NHTSA Action Number
PE92004
Potential Number of Units Affected
20,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
92V015000
Component
STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Summary
THE ZINC PLATING OPERATION PERFORMED ON THE UPPER STEERING COLUMN SHAFT COUPLING BOLT CAUSED HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT AND BREAKAGE OF THE BOLT.
Consequence
FRACTURES OF THE UPPER STEERING COLUMN SHAFT COUPLINGBOLT RESULT IN A LACK OF COUPLING LOAD ON THE SHAFT AND LOSS OF STEERINGCONTROL.
Remedy
REPLACE THE ZINC PLATED BOLT WITH A PHOSPHATE PLATED BOLT.
Notify
SYSTEM: STEERING; UPPER STEERING COLUMN COUPLING BOLT.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES; SEDANS, CONVERTIBLES, AND MINI-VANS.
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