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NHTSA Recall 73V152000

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Agency:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Vehicles:  Buick Century, Chevrolet Chevelle, Chevrolet El Camino, Chevrolet Laguna, GMC Sprint, Pontiac Le Mans

NHTSA Recall 73V152000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	73V152000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     BUICK / CENTURY 	    	1973
     CHEVROLET / CHEVELLE 	    	1973
     CHEVROLET / EL CAMINO 	    	1973
     CHEVROLET / LAGUNA 	    	1973
     CHEVROLET / MALIBU 	    	1973
     GMC / SPRINT 	    	1973
     PONTIAC / LEMANS 	    	1973
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 	Mfr's Report Date: JUL 12, 1973
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 73V152000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,094
Summary:
Consequence:
Remedy:
Notes:
CHEVROLET CAMPAIGN NO. 73-C-15, PONTIAC CAMPAIGN NO 73-C-6, BUICK CAMPAIGN NO73-C-2, GMC CAMPAIGN NO 73-C-20. POSSIBILITY THAT THE GASKET BETWEEN THE MASTER CYLINDER AND THEFORWARD SIDE OF THE DASH, AND THE BOOT WHICH COVERS THE REAR OPENING OF THE MASTER CYLINDER IN THE DRIVER'S COMPARTMENT WERE OMITTED INASSEMBLY. IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS IT COULD CAUSE CORROSION OF THE CYLINDER BORE AND DAMAGE PISTON SEAL RESULTING IN LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID AND IMPAIRED BRAKING. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACING GASKET AND BOOT.))


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