STEERING WEAR

         
Number 080001T   MIC: MBC
Company: MASTERCRAFT BOAT CO LLC   Company Official: LEN
Model Name: MARISTAR 245 & X-45   Model Year: 2005-07
Problem 1: STEERING WEAR      
Problem 2:      
HIN SEE COMMENTS   Case Open Date: 1/9/2008
Disposition: CLOSED   Case Close Date:
Units 410   Campaign Open Date 2/1/2008
Boat Type 12   Campaign Close Date 8/9/2011
Severity: H   Last Date: 8/9/2011
Comments:  
SOME 2005 2006 AND 2007 MARISTAR 245 AND X-45 MODELS EQUIPPED WITH HYDRAULIC STEERING ARE EXPERIENCING EXCEPTIONAL WEAR ON THE HYDRAULIC STEERING CLEVIS OR THE BOLT HOLDING THE HYDRAULIC STEERING CLEVIS TO THE RUDDER ARM. FAILURE COULD CAUSE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL INABILITY TO STEER THE BOAT. UPON DISCOVERY OF THE PROBLEM MASTERCRAFT CHANGED MANUFACTURING PROCESS F TO ENSURE PROPER INSTALLATION OF THE STEERING SYSTEM. REPAIR - THE HYDRAULIC STEERING CLEVIS AND THE BOLT HOLDING THE HYDRAULIC STEERING CLEVIS TO THE RUDDER ARM SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH A REDESIGNED CONFIGURATION OF THESE COMPONENTS ON EACH BOAT INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL POPULATION AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITY. AFFECTED HINS - MBCHJFJ5K405 THROUGH MBCHJSX0F707. CUR 5 RECVD - 268 UNITS CORRECTED. CUR 6 RECVD - 271 UNITS CORRECTED. CUR 7 RECVD - 275 UNITS CORRECTED. 088/09/11 CUR8 - 278 UC CAMPAIGN CLOSED.