1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Recall Information

Component

STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

NHTSA Campaign ID76V132000
NotesGENERAL MOTOR CAMPAIGN NO 77-C-1.POSSIBILITY THAT THE STEERING INTERMEDIATESHAFT MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH COUPLING RETAINER LOCKING TABS NOT BENT OVERPROPERLY OR ONE OR MORE OF THE LOWER FLEXIBLE COUPLING RIVETS IMPROPERLYPEENED.IF EITHER OF THESE CONDITIONS EXISTS, THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT ASSEMBLYCOULD SEPARATE CAUSING LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, AND VEHICLE CRASH MAY OCCURWITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING, AND REPLACING SHAFT WHERENECESSARY).PASSENGER VEHICLE.

Component

POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19770101
NHTSA Campaign ID78V138000
SummaryTHE REAR AXLE SHAFTS MAY CONTAIN A FLAW IN THE METAL. THIS FLAW COULD ALLOW THE SHAFT TO BREAK AND THE TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY TO SEPARATE.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL REPLACE ONE OR BOTH REAR AXLE SHAFTS, IF NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; AXLE/SHAFT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHOULD SEPARATION OCCUR WHILE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION,LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.NOTE: DRIVER SHOULD AVOID FAST CORNERING, RAPID ACCELERATION, OR ANY TYPE OFDRIVING WHICH MAY PRODUCE ABNORMALLY HEAVY LOADS ON THE REAR AXLE SHAFTS UNTILTHE VEHICLE CAN BE INSPECTED.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated February 2018


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