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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

SUTPHEN RECALLS 56 MY 2006 FIRE TRUCK CHASSIS EQUIPPED WITH TRW STEERING GEARS

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
SUTPHEN / CHASSIS
2006
Manufacturer : SUTPHEN CORP. Mfr's Report Date : FEB 13, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V079000 NHTSA Action Number: EQ08002
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 56
Summary:
 SUTPHEN IS RECALLING 56 MY 2006 FIRE TRUCK CHASSIS EQUIPPED WITH TRW STEERING GEARS, MODELS TAS85. THESE STEERING GEARS CONTAIN POTENTIALLY DEFECTIVE SECTOR SHAFTS WITH AN INCORRECT GEAR TOOTH WHICH MAY INTERFERE WITH THE RACK-PISTON TEETH, RESULTING IN A STICKING OR BINDING CONDITION.
Consequence:
 THIS CONDITION HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE THE STEERING GEAR TO STALL AND RESTRICT THE STEERING TURNING ANGLE OF THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
 SUTPHEN IS WORKING WITH TRW TO REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE STEERING GEAR (PLEASE SEE 07E101). THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRW AT 765-429-1768 OR SUTPHEN AT 1-866-287-5549.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS 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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