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NHTSA Recall 72V275000

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Agency:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Vehicles:  Buick Century, Chevrolet Chevelle, GMC Sprint, Oldsmobile Cutlass, Pontiac Grand Am, Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac Le Mans

NHTSA Recall 72V275000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	72V275000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     BUICK / CENTURY 	    	1973
     CHEVROLET / CHEVELLE 	    	1973
     CHEVROLET / EL CAMINO 	    	1973
     GMC / SPRINT 	    	1973
     OLDSMOBILE / CUTLASS 	    	1973
     PONTIAC / GRAND AM 	    	1973
     PONTIAC / GRAND PRIX 	    	1973
     PONTIAC / LEMANS 	    	1973
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 	Mfr's Report Date: NOV 09, 1972
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 72V275000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 155,418
Summary:
Consequence:
Remedy:
Notes:
GENERAL MOTOR CAMPAIGN NO (CHEVROLET 73-C-03, PONTIAC 73-C-1, BUICK 73-C-1,OLDSMOBILE 73-C-2, AND GMC 73-C-1). POSSIBILITY THAT STEERING LINKAGE MAYOVER-TRAVEL AND CAUSE SEVERE FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN. CONDITION CAN OCCUR WHENSTEERING WHEEL IS TURNED TO EXTREME LEFT POSITION WHILE VEHICLE IS IN REVERSEAND RIGHT FRONT TIRE STRIKES OBJECT SUCH AS CURB OR PARKING BLOCK. OPERATIONOF VEHICLE IN THIS CONDITION CAN DAMAGE RIGHT HAND INNER TIE ROD END ASSEMBLYWHICH EVENTUALLY COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL OF RIGHT FRONT WHEEL.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLING IDLER ARM STOP BRACKET WHERE NECESSARY.)


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