1979 Buick Riviera Recall Information

Component

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19780801
NHTSA Campaign ID79V002000
SummaryTHE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH CLEAR LAMP BULBS INSTEAD OF THE CORRECT AMBER COLORED BULBS. AS A RESULT, THESE VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, 'LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT', WHICH REQUIRES THAT THE FRONT SIDE MARKER LAMPS BE AMBER WHEN ILLUMINATED.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL INSTALL AMBER BULBS IN THE FRONT SIDE MARKER LAMPS ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES AT NO COST TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: LIGHTING AND COMMUNICATIONS; LAMP BULBS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: WHITE LIGHTS MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT THE SAFE OPERATION OFTHE VEHICLE IN DARKNESS OR IN OTHER CONDITIONS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY. FAILURETO IDENTIFY DIRECTION OF MOVING VEHICLE CAN RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.

Component

PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19781101
NHTSA Campaign ID79V069000
SummaryVEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 105, 'HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEMS'. AN INCORRECT PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTING SPRING WAS INSTALLED ON CERTAIN VEHICLES. THIS MAY CAUSE INTERFERENCE WHEN ATTEMPTING TO APPLY THE PARKING BRAKES.
RemedyTHE CALIPER ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY WILL BE REPLACED WITHOUT CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES.SYSTEM: PARKING; EMERGENCY BRAKES, MECHANICAL.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE VEHICLE IS PARKED ON AN INCLINE WITH THE PARKINGBRAKE APPLIED AND GEAR SHIFT NOT IN 'PARK', IT COULD ROLL FREE, CAUSINGPROPERTY DAMAGE AND PERSONAL INJURY.

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Data updated October 2019


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