21E012 Reyco Fire Truck Independent Front Suspensions Steering Gear Fasteners

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February 16, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21E012000

Steering Gear Fasteners May Become Loose

Difficulty steering or the inability to steer in both directions can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21E012

Manufacturer Reyco Granning


Potential Number of Units Affected 109



Reyco Granning (Reyco) is recalling certain fire truck independent front suspensions, part number IFS-FT. The steering gear mounting bolts may become loose and back out, resulting in difficulty steering or prevent steering in one direction.



Reyco will notify manufacturers, and dealers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts and washers, free of charge. The recall began February 16, 2021. Owners may contact Reyco customer service at 1-765-543-5815.



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.safercar.gov.


Service Bulletin SGM 0121

Date: 2/08/21



Subject: Some IFS-FT units may have steering gears that the fasteners may loosen and lose clamp load between the cradle and steering gear.

Applies To: IFS for Fire Truck

VDM Range: 11/27/2019 thru 10/28/2020, excluding units contained at OEM.

Verify with OEM on specific affected units and applicable serial numbers.

Vocation: Fire Truck ER

Labor Allowance: 1.5 Hours for removal, cleaning, application of Nord-Lock washers and reinstallation at specified torque.


Please Read the Entire Bulletin and Reference Manuals D710023 before Proceeding with Any

Work.  Follow industry standards regarding safety equipment and procedures. Refer any questions to Reyco Granning Field Service/Warranty department via 417-466-1044.  (Mark Bachman)


This procedure should be done at latest on the Next Scheduled Service Interval.


Perform the below instructions one fastener on each gear at a time for each of the 14 bolts, using an alternating pattern.


Access to all of the bolts can be achieved by steering the suspension to limiting stops.


Steering gear and steering gear clamp area to be cleaned with brake cleaner or similar solvent to remove oils, greases, and contaminants.

Female holes on steering gear to be cleaned with wire bottle brush or similar to remove contaminants such as, but not limited to, thread locker and oil.

While performing the TSB, inspect steering gear (threads and body), fittings and lines connected to the gear, and pitman arm for damage or leaks and replace or service as necessary.

Ensure proper steering fluid level before returning vehicle to service.

  • Remove the single 7/8 in bolt from each steering gear; clean the threads inside the steering gear blind hole.
  • Discard the fastener and flat washer and install the Nord-Lock washer on the new fastener.
  • Install and torque to 500 lb ft.
  • Remove the 10 ¾ in fasteners from each steering gear one at a time and clean the threads and mating holes. See images on following pages.
    • Access to all bolts may require steering the vehicle from one limit to the other.
    • Discard the fasteners that directly thread into the steering gear and replace with new fasteners (6 fasteners directly around the output shaft of the gear)
  • Discard the flat washer and install the appropriate Nord-Lock washer on the fastener (new fastener if applicable).
  • Install the ¾ in fastener (new fastener if applicable) with Nord-Lock washer and torque to 300 lb ft.
  • Repeat with the opposite steering gear.
  • This procedure applies to both the master and slave gears.
  • Labor Allowance: 5 hr. max recommended.  Invoice Charge capped at $195.00


For warranty coverage please supply the following info with warranty claim and submit to Reyco Granning.

  1. Suspension serial number, located on tag at left front of suspension.
  2. In Service Date
  3. Repair Date
  4. Vehicle mileage (if available)
  5. Invoice #


Parts Required:

2 ea. Reyco Granning Hardware Kit #K715597


Tools Required:

500 ft-lb Adjustable Torque Wrench

1 1/8” Socket

1 5/16” Socket



Bolts Used in Steering Gear:

709388-03 3/4-16 X 1.25 GR 8 ZN (outside bottom plate, and side plate bolt)

8223752 3/4-16 X 2.00 GR 8 PO (bottom plate into steering gear) in K715613

709386-01 7/8-14 X 2, GR 8 ZN (bottom plate into steering gear) in K715613



Cradle Side View (Suspension arms removed from view)
Opposite side similar


Bottom View Opposite Side Similar



WARNING  Use jack stands or other safety devices to properly support vehicle


Failure to safely support the vehicle and follow the procedures in this bulletin can lead to property damage and/or personal injury.


1 Affected Product




7 Associated Documents

Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2021-2

RCLQRT-21E012-5701.pdf 211.211KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2021-1

RCLQRT-21E012-4727.PDF 211.111KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21E012-4788.pdf 664.605KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-21E012-6169.PDF 215.955KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21E012-3127.pdf 645.581KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #4, 2021-4

RCLQRT-21E012-9141.PDF 211.397KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2021-3

RCLQRT-21E012-0212.PDF 211.397KB

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