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SafetyAlerts
August 27, 2002

Arvinmentor Has Recalled Ball Socket

(SafetyAlerts) -  Arvinmentor Has Recalled Ball Socket because bearings are not to specification.
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Number of Units Affected: 109

Defect Summary:
MODEL 20-EDL TRW BALL SOCKET ASSEMBLIES INCORPORATED INTO ARVINMERITOR AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS. CERTAIN TRW TIE ROD BALL-SOCKET BEARINGS HAVE A BELOW SPECIFICATION CASE DEPTH AND/OR HARDNESS WHICH CAN LEAD TO PREMATURE DETERIORATION OF THE SOCKET IN SOME APPLICATIONS. THIS COULD LEAD TO TIE ROD END BALL SEPARATION FROM THE SOCKET.

Consequence Summary:
IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, THE DRIVER CAN LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
CHANCE COACH WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMER AND REPLACE THE BALL SOCKET ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE. 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 CHANCE COACH 316-779-7700.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02E017003

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

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

How many did you hear about?

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