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Operation of the vehicle, especially in rough road conditions, can cause the clearance between the collar and the steering rack to increase to the point where the input shaft can separate from the rack, resulting in a loss of steering capability.

Steering — Wheel And Handle Bar

Vehicle description: Sport utility vehicles. The lower steering shaft coupling includes a plastic collar which fits over the lower steering rack input shaft. This collar is pushed down onto the steering rack and tightened during assembly. On some of the affected vehicles, the collar may not have been pushed down fully onto the rack at the assembly plant.
Dealers will inspect the steering rack input shaft collar for proper positioning, and reposition is necessary.
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Date Announced
JAN 18, 2000
Vehicles Affected
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