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1977 Fiat 131 Recall Information

Component

POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer

FIAT MOTORS OF N.A., INC.

Mfr Report Date19740901
NHTSA Campaign ID78V236000
SummaryTHE DRIVE SHAFT FRONT CENTERING SPLINE MAY EXPERIENCE EXCESSIVE WEAR DUE TO INSUFFICIENT LUBRICATION. THIS CAN RESULT IN TRANSMISSION JAMMING, A SUDDEN ELIMINATION OF POWER AND HANDLING DIFFICULTIES. EXCESSIVE WEAR COULD ALSO RESULT IN REAR TRANSMISSION HOUSING DAMAGE.
RemedyTHE DRIVE SHAFT WILL BE REPLACED IF EVIDENCE OF PREMATURE WEAR IS FOUND. ALSO, THE REAR HOUSING AND OUTPUT YOKE WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW TYPE THAT WILL PERMIT SUFFICIENT LUBRICATION OF THE SPLINE. THIS WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH STANDARD TRANSMISSION.SYSTEM: POWERTRAIN; DRIVE SHAFT (TRANSMISSION).CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT COULD OCCUR.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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