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Recall: 2005 F450 Superduty: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]16337[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    Make: FORD
    Model: F450 SUPERDUTY
    Model Year: 2005
    MFG Campaign #: 05S30

    Description: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN

    Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Begin Date of MFG: 3/9/2005
    End Date of MFG: 3/14/2005
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 481
    Date owner notified by MFG: 4/6/2005

    Recall Initiator: MFR
    MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

    Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN CHASSIS CAB TRUCKS, THE STEERING GEAR MAY HAVE SOME GEARS WITH A GEAR PISTON THAT WAS ASSEMBLED WITH AN INCORRECT RE-CIRCULATING BALL TUBE RETAINER. AN INCORRECT RETAINER MAY RESULT IN AN IMPROPERLY RETAINED RE-CIRCULATING BALL TUBE, WHICH MAY NOT KEEP THE RE-CIRCULATING BALLS IN PLACE DURING STEERING GEAR ACTUATION.

    Consequence Summary: IF THE RE-CIRCULATING BALLS BECOME DISLODGED A VEHICLE OPERATOR MAY NOTICE NOISE AND INCREASED STEERING EFFORTS THAT MAY EVENTUALLY PROGRESS TO IMPAIRED STEERING OR POTENTIAL LOSS OF STEERING WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

    Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING GEAR FOR A SPECIFIC DATE CODE AND REPLACE IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 4, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AT 1-800-392-3673. [/FONT]
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    Recall Notes: FORD RECALL NO. 05S30 CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).[/FONT]
     

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