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NHTSA Recall 70V143000

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Agency:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Vehicles:  Buick Skylark, Chevrolet Bel Air, Chevrolet Biscayne, 1971 Chevrolet Camaro, 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle, Chevrolet El Camino, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Nova, Oldsmobile F-85, Pontiac Firebird, Pontiac Le Mans

NHTSA Recall 70V143000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	70V143000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     BUICK / SKYLARK 	    	1971
     CHEVROLET / BELAIR 	    	1971
     CHEVROLET / BISCAYNE 	    	1971
     CHEVROLET / CAMARO 	    	1971
     CHEVROLET / CHEVELLE 	    	1971
     CHEVROLET / EL CAMINO 	    	1970
     CHEVROLET / IMPALA 	    	1971
     CHEVROLET / NOVA 	    	1971
     OLDSMOBILE / F85 	    	1971
     PONTIAC / FIREBIRD 	    	1971
     PONTIAC / LEMANS 	    	1971
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 	Mfr's Report Date: NOV 25, 1970
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 70V143000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12,600
Summary:
Consequence:
Remedy:
Notes:
POSSIBILITY THAT THROTTLE ROD TO THROTTLE LEVER RETAINING CLIP ON CARBURETORMAY BE INCORRECTLY INSTALLED. IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THROTTLE LEVER COULDBE HELD IN PARTIALLY OPEN POSITION. IF THIS OCCURS WHILE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION,VEHICLE WILL NOT SLOW DOWN WHEN DRIVER'S FOOT IS REMOVED FROM ACCELERATOR.(CORRECT BY REPLACING CLIP WITH IMPROVED DESIGN WHERE NECESSARY.)


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