Tie Rod Clamp Failure – 2022 E-One Cyclone 2, Cyclone N, & Typhoon N

October 20, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V788000

Tie Rod Clamp Failure

Tie rod separation can result in a sudden loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V788

Manufacturer E-One Incorporated

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 23



E-One Incorporated (E-One) is recalling certain 2022 Cyclone 2, Cyclone N, and Typhoon N vehicles. The tie rod clamps may have been improperly heat-treated, causing them to crack and allowing the tie rods to separate.



Dealers will replace the tie rod clamps, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 30, 2022. Owners may contact E-One customer service at 1-352-237-1122.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.


Tie Rod End Removal and Installation

For complete tie rod service information, refer to Maintenance Manual 2, Front Non-Drive Steer Axles.

1. Wear safe eye protection. Park the vehicle on a level surface. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving.

2. Use a jack to raise the front of the vehicle so the wheels are off the ground. Support the vehicle with safety stands.


Support the tie rod assembly during maintenance and service to prevent serious personal injury and damage to components.

3. Use a paint pen to mark the position of both tie rod ends as shown. Be sure to mark it well so the tie rod end can be screwed back into the exact same position on the threads. Also count the amount of visible threads to confirm proper depth upon re-installation. Figure 1.


NOTE: Perform the clamp retrofit procedure one side at a time.

4. Remove the cotter pin and nut that fastens the tie rod end to the tie rod arm. Figure 2.


Use a brass or synthetic mallet for assembly and disassembly procedures. NEVER hit steel parts with a steel hammer. Pieces of a part can break off. Serious personal injury and damage to components can result.


Do not heat the tie rod arm to remove the cross tube assembly. Heating the tie rod arm may soften parts. Damage to components will result.

5. Disconnect the cross tube assembly from the tie rod arm. If available, use a tie rod end puller to separate the tie rod end from the tie rod arm. Figure 2. If necessary, use a leather or plastic mallet to tap on the end of the tie rod arm.

6. Remove the tie rod end clamp bolt.

7. Remove the tie rod end out of the cross tube. Rotate counterclockwise to remove passenger side tie rod end; rotate clockwise to remove driver side tie rod end.

8. Remove the old tie rod end clamp and discard.

9. Slide the new tie rod end clamp into position. Loosely install the nuts and the bolts into the clamps.

10. Thread the tie rod end back into the same position utilizing the paint pen marking. Exposed threads should match the value noted in Step 3.

11. Be sure that the clamp tab is firmly seated against the end of the cross tube. Align the clamp opening with the cross tube slot as shown in Figure 1. Tighten the clamp bolt nut to 150-175 lb-ft (203-237 Nm).

12. Re-install the tie rod into the tie rod arm. Thread the old nut on and tighten to 160-320 lb-ft (216-434 Nm).

13. Install a new cotter pin. If necessary, tighten the nut until the holes are aligned. Do not loosen the nut to install the cotter pin.

14. Repeat for the opposite tie rod end.

15. Use touch-up spray paint to match the original color.

16. Return the vehicle to service.


Chronology :

Refer to NHTSA Recall 22E-085 for the Meritor chronology.

6/27/2022 – Meritor’s supplier shared an 8D related to the supplier’s investigation into cracks on tie rod clamps

7/5 – 7/29/2022 – Meritor’s engineering team developed and finalized a technical position regarding the cracked clamps issue.

7/28/2022 – Meritor’s PSAC council reviewed the technical position paper and decided to communicate the issue to its customers as a customer satisfaction issue.

9/16/2022 – Autocar, LLC filed a Part 573 Defect Information Report(DIR) related to this condition. See Recall No. 22V697.

9/22/2022 – Navistar filed a Part 573 Defect Information Report related to this condition. See Recall No. 22V711.

9/30/2022 – Based upon the Part 573 DIRs submitted by Autocar and Navistar, Meritor decided to file this DIR in accordance with 49.C.F.R.573.3(f). Meritor is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.

On September 15, 2022 – E-ONE received communication from Meritor of a steering arm clamp issue. An investigation was started and a potential population identified.

On October 3, 2022 – E-ONE received communication from Meritor about recall 22E-085. A population is being identified.

October 14, 2022 – REV’s senior leadership approved a voluntary recall for this issue.


22E085 – Tie Rod Clamp Failure – Meritor Front Non-Drive Steer Axles


22E085 – Tie Rod Clamp Failure – Meritor Front Non-Drive Steer Axles


3 Affected Products




3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V788-9084.pdf 645.137KB



Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V788-4245.PDF 216.989KB



Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V788-6445.pdf 158.544KB



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