Driveshaft fault recall for Mack Granite and Trident

Driveshaft fault recall for Mack Granite and Trident

A recall of Mack Granite and Trident trucks is underway after a possibly dangerous driveshaft fault was identified.

The Australian Mack Trucks recall comes after we reported on US action to fix the issue in March.

Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the recall affects Mack Granite and Trident vehicles manufactured between the 1st of September 2011 and the 30th of April 2014.

The recall affects only those vehicle equipped with Mack proprietary axle (CMM,CMH).

The ACCC recall notice advising that the cap nut that retains the inter-axle driveshaft yoke to the rear axle input shaft may be subject to premature loosening.

There is potential risk that if the nut comes off, the yoke can separate from the axle input shaft and cause the driveshaft to disconnect, posing an accident hazard to the driver and other road users.

Owners of affected Mack Trucks should take the vehicle to an authorised repairing dealer.

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Simon Lai

Simon is a writer and sometime contributor to the podcast. He also takes care of video production and product reviews. He met Joel through radio school and has worked with him on other ventures, reading news, producing and presenting radio content for regional networks. Simon doesn’t profess to be a car nut but enjoys driving first and foremost and has a penchant for hot hatches. He helps to provide the everyday-man perspective.

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