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What are the defects?
Bearing surface on some steering mitre gears may fail prematurely. The steering mitre gear supplier has now enhanced the bearing design for greater durability.
What are the hazards?
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. If the defect occurs, the vehicle may pose an accident hazard to the driver and other road users.
What should consumers do?
Top priority vehicle owners will be contacted without delay by the closest authorised IVECO dealer and by IVECO Trucks Australia Ltd. A letter will also be sent via registered mail to all owners of affected vehicles.
IVECO Trucks Australia Ltd.
Who should owners/operators contact for more information?
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is the responsible regulator for this recall.