Am General Fj8a

Model Fj8a made by Am General got 4 recalls. There were some recalls concerningpower train, steering.

Model 1973

Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
POWER TRAIN - AXLE ASSEMBLY
73V173000AM GENERAL CORPORATIONfrom 03/01/1973 to 07/01/1973V (Vehicle)69708/22/1973MFRAM GENERAL LLC08/22/197310/12/1979
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NotesAm general campaign no n/a.1/2 ton postal truck.possibility that there wasless than desired weld penetration in the flange to spindle weld joint.alsothe king pins were made from steel with a higher level of foreign materialsthan design specimens.(correct by inspecting and replacing axle and spindleassembly).
STEERING - GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
74V066000AM GENERAL CORPORATION V (Vehicle)897304/19/1974MFRAM GENERAL LLC04/25/197410/12/1979
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NotesAm general campaign no n/a.fleet van 1/2 ton.built july 1 1973 thru april17 1974.possibility of distortion of the boxed frame area at the steeringgear attaching location due to improperly located of s spacers on thevehicle.this may reduce the torque on the steering gear adapter retainingbolts.if this condition exists it could result in loss of steering ability.(correct by inspecting and reinforcing box frame to preclude loss of torque onsteering gear adapter retaining bolts).
STEERING - LINKAGES - KNUCKLE - SPINDLE - ARM
75V115000AM GENERAL CORPORATION V (Vehicle)1199406/13/1975MFRAM GENERAL LLC06/18/197510/12/1979
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NotesAm general campaign no n/a.1/2-ton u.s.postal vehicles.possibility onthe front axle assembly the left and right side spindles could fracture at apoint approximately 3/4 inch inward from the inner threaded area where thesmall diameter shaft is blended into larger portion of shaft.if thiscondition occurs, it could result in loss of steering control due to separationof wheel from spindle.(correct by inspecting and replacing with an improveddesign front axle spindles).
STEERING - LINKAGES - TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
76V110000AM GENERAL CORPORATION V (Vehicle)1188808/24/1976MFRAM GENERAL LLC07/19/197610/12/1979
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NotesAm general campaign no ps-150.1/2-ton trucks.possibility that the left-handtie rod socket may fail.cracks will show on the front and rear surfaces, atthe bottom of the threads next to the tie rod tube.if the complete tie rodend should separate at the cracked location, loss of steering control canoccur.(correct by inspecting and replacing the left-hand tie rod end withimproved design).truck-heavy.