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1974 Chevrolet Nova Recall Information

Component

EQUIPMENT

Manufacturer

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.

NHTSA Campaign ID07E088000
SummaryCERTAIN HONEYWELL FRAM RACING BRAND HP4 AND HP8 OIL FILTERS THAT WERE MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 25, 2006, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 14, 2007, AND SOLD FOR USE AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR VEHICLES LIST ABOVE. THE AFFECTED FILTERS ARE MARKED WITH A DATE CODE A61451 THROUGH A72571 SEQUENTIALLY. THE DATE CODE AND PART NUMBER APPEAR ON THE FILTER HOUSING. FRAM RACING HP4 AND HP8 OIL FILTERS NOT BEARING A DATE CODE IN THIS RANGE ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS RECALL. THE GASKET OF THE OIL FILTER BECOMES MORE PLIABLE UNDER HIGH TEMPERATURES AND PRESSURES.
ConsequenceTHIS CONDITION MAY CAUSE INADEQUATE SEALING AND LOSS OF ENGINE OIL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.
RemedyHONEYWELL WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED OIL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING NOVEMBER 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FRAM CUSTOMER SERVICE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-890-2075.
NotesCUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV.

Component

STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

NHTSA Campaign ID74V034000
NotesCHEVROLET CAMPAIGN NO 74-C-12.EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL FRONT DISC BRAKES.POSSIBILITY THAT THE ATTACHING BOLTS ON THE STEERING ARM TO CALIPER ANCHORBRACKET WERE INSUFFICENTLY TORQUED.THIS LOW TORQUE COULD CAUSE BOLTS TOBREAK.IF THE BOLT BREAKS IT COULDCOME OUT OF ITS POSITION AND LODGE IN THERIGHT HAND FRONT BRAKE ROTOR RESULTING IN A SUDDEN LOCK-UP OF THE TIRE ANDWHEEL ASSEMBLY.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND RETORQUING BOLTS TO SPECIFIEDTORQUE.)

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

NHTSA Campaign ID74V027000
NotesOLDSMOBILE CAMPAIGN NO 74-C-5.BUICK CAMPAIGN NO 73-C-3.GMC TRUCK CAMPAIGNNO 74-C-06.CHEVROLET CAMPAIGN NO 74-C-11.PONTIAC CAMPAIGN NO 74-C-5.POSSIBILITY THAT THE SINGLE DIAPHRAGM BRAKE VACUUM POWER BOOSTER WAS ASSEMBLEDWITH DEMENSIONAL DESCREPANCIES IN THE VACUUM POWER BOOSTER HOUSING WHICH MAYREDUCE THE TORQUE REQUIRED TO UNLOCK THE FRONT HALF OF THE HOUSING FROM THEREAR HALF.IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE LOW UNLOCKING TORQUE COUPLED WITHOTHER VARIATIONS IN THE ASSEMBLY MAY CAUSE HOUSING TO ROTATE AND DISENGAGE FROMTHE LOCKING TABS RESULTING IN SEPARATION OF THE TWO HALVES OF THE BOOSTER ANDCOMPLETE LOSS OF BRAKES.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND STAKING THE HOUSING AT TWOPOINTS TO PRECLUDE ROTATION OF THE HOUSING.

Component

SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY:U-BOLT, LEAF SPRING TO AXLE

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19731001
NHTSA Campaign ID73V245000
NotesGENERAL MOTORS CAMPAIGN NO CHEVROLET 74-C-08.BUICK 74-C-1.POSSIBILITY THATTHE REAR SPRING 'U' BOLT WHICH PARTIALLY SECURES THE REAR CHASSIS SPRINGS TOTHE REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY MAY HAVE BEEN BROKEN DURING FACTORY INSTALLATION.IFTHIS CONDITION EXISTS IT COULD RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE ANCHOR PLATE BRACKETWHICH WOULD ALLOW THE REAR SPRING TO DROP AWAY FROM THE AXLE ASSEMBLY.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLING NEW 'U' BOLT WHERE NECESSARY.)

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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