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    WHEELS

    Manufacturer

    GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

    NHTSA Campaign ID81V009000
    SummaryTHE STEEL USED IN SOME COMPACT SPARE WHEELS IS TOO THIN. WHILE IN SERVICE THE WHEEL MAY FRACTURE, RESULTING IN A PARTIAL OR COMPLETE SEPARATION OF THE WHEEL AND TIRE FROM THE VEHICLE.
    RemedySPARE WHEELS WILL BE REPLACED WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNERS WITHIN 60 DAYS OF RECALL NOTIFICATION.
    NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH LIMITED SLIP AXLES ANDCOMPACT SPARE WHEEL ASSEMBLIES.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; COMPACT SPARE WHEEL.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF SEPARATION OCCURS DURING VEHICLE OPERATION, LOSS OFVEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

    Component

    SUSPENSION:REAR

    Manufacturer

    GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

    Mfr Report Date19770801
    NHTSA Campaign ID81V025000
    SummaryTHE BOLTS THAT ATTACH THE LOWER REAR CONTROL ARM TO THE FRAME MAY FRACTURE. THE REAR CONTROL ARM SUPPORTS AND POSITIONS THE REAR AXLE. FRACTURE OF THE BOLTS WOULD ALLOW THE CONTROL ARM TO DROP FREE.
    RemedyBOTH REAR CONTROL ARM ATTACHMENT BOLTS WILL BE REPLACED WITHOUT CHARGE.
    NotesSYSTEM: SUSPENSION; REAR CONTROL ARM ATTACHING BOLTS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE FRACTURE OCCURS WHEN THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION,IT COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.

    Component

    WHEELS:CENTER SECTION

    Manufacturer

    GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

    Mfr Report Date19800901
    NHTSA Campaign ID81V036000
    Summary'TX' HEAVY DUTY WHEELS MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH LAMINATED STEEL. THE WHEEL DISC MAY FRACTURE AND THE WHEEL AND TIRE COULD PARTIALLY OR COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.
    RemedyTHE DEFECTIVE WHEELS WILL BE REPLACED WITHOUT CHARGE.
    NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 'TX'HEAVY DUTY WHEELS.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; WHEELS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF SEPARATION OF WHEEL AND TIRE FROM VEHICLE OCCURSWHILE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, DRIVER COULD EXPERIENCE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL ANDHAVE AN ACCIDENT.

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    Data updated April 2017

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