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1981 Plymouth Reliant Recall Information

Component

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

Mfr Report Date19800801
NHTSA Campaign ID81V111000
SummaryTHE AUTOMATIC SPEED CONTROL SWITCH MAY STICK IN THE 'RESUME' POSITION RESTRICTING RETURN MOVEMENT. THIS WILL NOT ALLOW THE NORMAL BRAKE PEDAL OPERATION TO DEACTIVATE THE SYSTEM.
RemedyTHE SHIELD PORTION OF THE 'RESUME' SLIDE LEVER IN THE SPEED CONTROL UNIT WILL BE REPLACED WITHOUT CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC SPEED CONTROLSYSTEMS.SYSTEM: ELECTRIC POWER ACCESSORIES; AUTOMATIC SPEED CONTROL SWITCH.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FAILURE OF THE SPEED CONTROL TO DEACTIVATE COULD CAUSELOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: MANUFACTURER ADVISES DISCONNECTION OF THE SPEED CONTROL DEVICE TO PREVENTITS USE PRIOR TO HAVING IT REPAIRED.

Component

SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

Mfr Report Date19800801
NHTSA Campaign ID89V052000
SummaryFRONT SUSPENSION CROSSMEMBER MAY CORRODE AND FAIL AT LOWER CONTROL ARM REAR PIVOT MOUNTS IF OPERATED WHERE SALT IS USED TO AID IN SNOW REMOVAL.
ConsequenceCONTROL ARM COULD DETACH FROM THE CROSSMEMBER, ADVERSELYAFFECTING DIRECTIONAL STABILITY, WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.
RemedyINSTALL ATTACHMENT REINFORCEMENT BRACKETS TO PREVENT CONTROL ARM DETACHMENT AS A RESULT OF CORROSION WEAKENING.
NotesSYSTEM: FRONT SUSPENSION CROSSMEMBER.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FLUID

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

Mfr Report Date19810101
NHTSA Campaign ID81V021000
SummaryBRAKE FLUID MAY CONTAIN AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF WATER. THIS CAN CAUSE DEGRADATION OF BRAKING PERFORMANCE OR BRAKE FAILURE UNDER A VARIETY OF CIRCUMSTANCES.
RemedyEXISTING BRAKE FLUID WILL BE REMOVED FROM BRAKE SYSTEM AND BRAKE SYSTEM WILL BE REFILLED WITH FRESH BRAKE FLUID.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; BRAKE FLUID.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: POOR BRAKE PERFORMANCE MAY INCREASE STOPPING DISTANCES.BRAKE FAILURE COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. EITHER CONDITION MAY RESULT INAN ACCIDENT.

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

Mfr Report Date19810301
NHTSA Campaign ID81V093000
SummaryTHE STOP LAMP SWITCHES INSTALLED ON THE SUBJECT VEHICLES MAY HAVE INADEQUATE INTERNAL SWITCH CONTACT PRESSURE DUE TO AN INCORRECT FORMATION OF THE SWITCH CONTACT TERMINALS. THIS LACK OF SWITCH CONTACT CONTINUITY MAY RENDER THE (STOP) BRAKE WARNING LIGHTS INOPERATIVE.
RemedyTHE STOP LAMP SWITCHES ON ALL INVOLVED VEHICLES WILL BE REPLACED AND PROPERLY FORMED TERMINALS WILL BE INSTALLED AT NO COST TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: LIGHTING AND COMMUNICATIONS; STOP LAMP SWITCH.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: OTHER DRIVERS WOULD NOT BE ALERTED TO VEHICLE BRAKINGAND A REAR END COLLISION COULD RESULT.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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