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1990 Buick Reatta Recall Information

Component

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19890801
NHTSA Campaign ID90V031000
SummaryTHE FORWARD SENSOR FOR THE AIR BAG MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY CONSTRUCTED WITH PART OF THE WIRING HARNESS TO THE SENSOR REVERSED.
ConsequenceTHE REVERSAL OF THE WIRES COULD CAUSE DELAY IN THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIR BAG AND INCREASE THE SEVERITY OF THE OF INJURY TO AN UNBELTED DRIVER IN AN ACCIDENT.
RemedyREPLACE FORWARD DISCRIMINATING SENSOR AS NECESSARY.
NotesSYSTEM:AIR BAG IMPACT SENSOR; FMVSS 208.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:BRAKE FLUID LOW WARNING: LAMP

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19890801
NHTSA Campaign ID91V158000
SummaryBRAKE INDICATOR LIGHT MAY NOT LIGHT WHEN IGNITION IS IN THE 'ON' POSITION, THE PARKING BRAKE IS APPLIED, AND THE SHIFT SELECTOR IS IN THE PARK OR NEUTRAL GEAR RANGE.
ConsequenceVEHICLES WOULD NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 101AND 105.
RemedyREPLACE THE PROM IN THE BODY COMPUTER MODULE TO PREVENT THIS CONDITION FROM OCCURRING.
NotesSYSTEM: CONTROL DISPLAYS; FMVSS 101 AND 105.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

Component

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19891101
NHTSA Campaign ID90E043004
SummaryTHREADED INFLATOR COMPONENTS MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY WHICH MAY ALLOW COMPONENTS TO SEPARATE WHEN INFLATOR RECEIVES A SIGNAL TO DEPLOY THE AIR BAG.
ConsequenceINFLATOR COMPONENT SEPARATION ALLOWS HOT COMBUSTION GASESTO ESCAPE INTO THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT WHICH COULD RESULT IN INJURIES TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
RemedyREPLACE AIR BAG MODULES CONTAINING POTENTIALLY DEFECTIVE INFLATORS.
NotesNOTE:THIS CAMPAIGN WAS INITIATED BY TRW, INC., MANUFACTURER OF THE AIR BAG MODULE SYSTEM:AIR BAG MODULES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH DRIVER SIDE SUPPLEMENTAL AIRBAG MODULES.

Component

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19900301
NHTSA Campaign ID90V164000
SummaryTRANSAXLE SHIFT CONTROL CABLE MAY DISENGAGE FROM THE FROM THE FLOOR SHIFT CONTROL WITH LOSS OF GEAR INDICATOR REFERENCE AND SHIFT SELECTOR OPERATION.
ConsequenceDRIVER WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DETERMINE ACTUAL GEARPOSITION THE TRANSAXLE IS IN, WHICH COULD RESULT IN UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENTAND AN ACCIDENT WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
RemedyINSTALL A TRANSAXLE SHIFT CONTROL CABLE RETAINING CLIP TO PREVENT CABLE DISENGAGEMENT.
NotesSYSTEM: TRANSAXLE; SHIFT CONTROL CABLE.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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