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1977 Chevrolet Nova Recall Information

Component

WHEELS:HUBCAP/COVER

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

NHTSA Campaign ID77V074000
SummaryTHE CENTER (SPIDER) SECTION OF WHEELS INSTALLED ON THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED FROM AN INCORRECT GRADE OF STEEL. THE CENTER SECTION MAY FATIGUE AND SEPARATE FROM THE WHEEL RIM.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT AND WILL REPLACE DEFECTIVE WHEELS WITH WHEELS MADE FROM THE CORRECT GRADE OF STEEL, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: WHEELS; CENTER DISC SPIDER.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF SEPARATION OCCURS DURING VEHICLE OPERATION, LOSS OFVEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

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

SUSPENSION:REAR

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

NHTSA Campaign ID77V163000
SummaryTHE REAR AXLE SHAFTS ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE A FLAW IN THE METAL. AS A RESULT, THE SHAFT MAY BREAK, WHICH WOULD ALLOW THE TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY TO SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL ONE OR BOTH NEW REAR AXLE SHAFTS, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; REAR AXLE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THIS OCCURS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, IT COULDRESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL WITHOUT WARNING AND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: AS A PRECAUTION, PRIOR TO HAVING VEHICLE INSPECTED, DRIVER SHOULD AVOIDFAST CORNERING, RAPID ACCELERATIONS, OR ANY TYPE OF DRIVING WHICH MAY IMPOSEEXCESSIVE LOADS ON THE REAR AXLE SHAFTS.

Component

STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

NHTSA Campaign ID76V132000
NotesGENERAL MOTOR CAMPAIGN NO 77-C-1.POSSIBILITY THAT THE STEERING INTERMEDIATESHAFT MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH COUPLING RETAINER LOCKING TABS NOT BENT OVERPROPERLY OR ONE OR MORE OF THE LOWER FLEXIBLE COUPLING RIVETS IMPROPERLYPEENED.IF EITHER OF THESE CONDITIONS EXISTS, THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT ASSEMBLYCOULD SEPARATE CAUSING LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, AND VEHICLE CRASH MAY OCCURWITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING, AND REPLACING SHAFT WHERENECESSARY).PASSENGER VEHICLE.

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Data updated January 2021


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