Western Star Western

Model Western made by Western Star got 1 recall. There was one recall concerning steering .

Model 1978


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
81V122000WHITE MOTOR CORPORATIONfrom 07/01/1975 to 06/01/1981V (Vehicle)3170302/01/1982MFRWESTERN STAR TRUCKS, INC.10/14/198110/27/1981
Defect SummarySteering shaft binder bolts on certain vehicles are either loose or over-tightened. either condition can lead to a separation of the steering shaft from the steering column, even if the factory installed bolt has been properly retightened.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryUnique bolts have been designed for this campaign and will be installed along with new nuts. this will be done at no charge to owner.
NotesVehicle description: trucks.system: steering; steering shaft binder bolts.consequences of defect: shaft separation could result in loss of vehiclecontrol and an accident.note: as a precaution, immediately check the binder bolts on the steering shaftfor looseness. if they are loose, tighten them to 60 ft-lbs torque. tighteningbolts does not permanently remedy the defect. new bolts and nuts must beinstalled.