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June 25, 2002

Mullins Has Recalled Steering Gear Box

(SafetyAlerts) -  Mullins Has Recalled Steering Gear Box because screws were not adequately tightened.

Number of Units Affected: 500

Defect Summary:
VEGA STYLE STEERING BOX ASSEMBLIES, MODELS MUL-140, A1P, A1. THE SCREWS IN THE WORM SHAFT BALL NUT GEAR ASSEMBLY WERE NOT ADEQUATELY TIGHTENED AND THE INTERIOR OF THIS PRODUCT WAS NOT INSPECTED PROPERLY FOR FOREIGN MATERIAL.

Consequence Summary:
IF LEFT UNREPAIRED, THE INADEQUATELY TIGHTENED SCREWS COULD LEAD TO STEERING FAILURE. LIKEWISE, ANY FOREIGN MATERIALS WHICH MAY BE LOOSE INSIDE THE STEERING BOX ASSEMBLY MAY LEAD TO STEERING FAILURE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH, CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Summary:
MULLINS STEERING GEARS, LLC WILL INSPECT AND REPAIR THE AFFECTED STEERING GEAR BOXES FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE/JULY 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT (WE ARE NOT YET ABLE TO SUPPLY A TELEPHONE NUMBER).

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02E035000
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Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
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when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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