Dana D40-170

Dana D40-170 model

Dana D40-170 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
07E018000DANA CORPORATIONfrom 11/01/2006 to 02/06/2007E (Equipment)3715MFRDANA CORPORATION03/06/200703/06/2007
Defect SummaryCertain dana drive axle housings manufactured between november 2006 and february 6, 2007, model numbers listed above, installed as original equipment on certain heavy duty trucks. mis-marked steel was used during production. the steel coil was marked as 7/16 (11 mm), when it was in fact 3/8 (9mm). over time, the out of specification steel could result in a fatigue failure of the axle housing, most likely at the brake flange. if unattended, the axle may lock up or the end of the axle could come off.
Consequence SummaryIf this occurred, the vehicle could have a partial failure of the brake system, an inoperable axle with possible locking of the wheel, or the wheel off condition. these axles failures could result in a decrease in vehicle control or braking and a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryThe vehicle manufacturers will notify owners and will replace any housings which, upon inspection, are determined to be under specification free of charge. owners should contact their vehicle manufacturer for further information or owners can contact dana at 419-535-4500.
NotesCustomers may 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.