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1978 Cadillac DeVille Recall Information

Component

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

NHTSA Campaign ID78V189000
SummaryIF PAPER OR OTHER COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS ARE PLACED IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL ASHTRAY RECEPTACLE, THEY COULD BECOME IGNITED AND FLAMES FROM THE FIRE MAY REACH THE INTERIOR OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL.
RemedyOWNER WILL BE SENT A METAL HEAT SHIELD TO BE INSTALLED ABOVE THE INSTRUMENT PANEL, EITHER BY THE OWNER OR BY THE DEALER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: INTERIOR; INSTRUMENT PANEL.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE FIRE AND PASSENGER INJURIESDUE TO FIRE AND SMOKE INHALATION.

Component

VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

NHTSA Campaign ID77V162000
SummarySOME OF THE INVOLVED VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 104, 'WINDSHIELD WIPING AND WASHING SYSTEMS'. THE WINDSHIELD WASHER BOTTLE ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY CRACK AND ALLOW WASHER FLUID TO DRAIN OUT.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT THE WASHER BOTTLE AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: VISUAL; WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS CONDITION COULD CREATE A SAFETY HAZARD SINCE AWINDSHIELD OBSCURED BY ROAD SPLASH COULD NOT BE CLEANED WHILE THE CAR IS INMOTION. REDUCED VISIBILITY COULD RESULT AND MAY CONTRIBUTE TO A VEHICLEACCIDENT.

Component

WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

NHTSA Campaign ID77V200000
SummaryTHE REAR WHEEL MOUNTING BOLTS ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, ARE BRITTLE AND THEREFORE MAY FRACTURE. THIS BRITTLENESS IS DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT DURING MANUFACTURE. IF THE BOLTS BREAK, THE TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, WILL REPLACE DEFECTIVE BOLTS ON ALL AXLES AND THE TEN REAR AXLE WHEEL MOUNTING BOLTS, FREE OF CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; REAR WHEEL MOUNTING BOLTS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF SEPARATION OCCURS UNDER VEHICLE OPERATION, LOSS OFVEHICLE CONTROL WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

Component

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19760801
NHTSA Campaign ID79V111000
SummaryTHE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN ACCELERATOR PEDAL HAVING AN EXTENSION, OR RUBBER FLAP, AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PEDAL. THIS PEDAL FLAP COULD BE INADVERTENTLY DISPLACED BY A FLOOR COVERING AND WEDGED UNDER THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IN A MANNER THAT CAN INFLUENCE THE THROTTLE SETTING AND INCREASE THE ENGINE IDLE RPM.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL REMOVE THE RUBBER FLAP FROM THE ACCELERATOR.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH CARBURETED ENGINES.SYSTEM: THROTTLE LINKAGES AND CONTROL; PEDAL.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THIS CONDITION WERE TO OCCUR, THE INCREASED ENGINESPEED COULD PRODUCE AN ACCELERATION RATE UNANTICIPATED BY THE OPERATOR. AVEHICLE ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated October 2019


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