Dennis Eagle tandem steer trucks recalled

Potential steering linkage problem affects a small number of units

Western Star trucks has recalled a dozen Dennis Eagle 8x4 tandem steer units.

A notice has been issued by Product Safety Recalls Australia, part of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

"A certain number of Dennis Eagle 8x4 tandem steer vehicles may have been fitted with a steering pitman arm which was not manufactured to the correct specification," the notice says.

"The manufacturing error could compromise the attachment of the steering linkages for the second steer axle to the pitman arm.

"If failure of one of these steering linkage attachments occurs, loss of steering control of the second axle can result," warns the notice.

"This condition may potentially result in loss of control of the steering of the vehicle potentially causing an accident."

Letters are being sent to affected owners. The notice says the company is supplying spacer components to compensate for the manufacturing error.

"Replacement steering arms will be supplied when available under a separate service campaign," it says.

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