Recall on dual control ACCOs


Possible steering bearing problem on Iveco ACCO dual control trucks.

Recall on dual control ACCOs
A fault on the Iveco ACCO may inhibit steering wheel movement.

 

A recall has been issued on Iveco ACCO dual control trucks over a potential steering problem.

The trucks in question were built between January 2009 and March this year.

A notice issued by Product Recalls Australia says the bearing surface on some steering mitre gears may fail prematurely.

"A failure of the bearing surfaces, should it occur, may be (but is not always) signalled by noises emanating from the steering column area when rotating the steering wheel and can lead to an increase in steering effort by the driver or, in very limited cases, inhibit steering wheel movement," the notice states.

"If the defect occurs, the vehicle may pose an accident hazard to the driver and other road users."

The notice says the steering mitre gear supplier has now improved the bearing design for greater durability.

ACCO owners will be contacted by their closest authorised Iveco dealer about the fault.

"A letter will also be sent via registered mail to all owners of affected vehicles," the notice says.

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