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1973 Chevrolet Nova Recall Information

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

NHTSA Campaign ID74V027000
NotesOLDSMOBILE CAMPAIGN NO 74-C-5.BUICK CAMPAIGN NO 73-C-3.GMC TRUCK CAMPAIGNNO 74-C-06.CHEVROLET CAMPAIGN NO 74-C-11.PONTIAC CAMPAIGN NO 74-C-5.POSSIBILITY THAT THE SINGLE DIAPHRAGM BRAKE VACUUM POWER BOOSTER WAS ASSEMBLEDWITH DEMENSIONAL DESCREPANCIES IN THE VACUUM POWER BOOSTER HOUSING WHICH MAYREDUCE THE TORQUE REQUIRED TO UNLOCK THE FRONT HALF OF THE HOUSING FROM THEREAR HALF.IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE LOW UNLOCKING TORQUE COUPLED WITHOTHER VARIATIONS IN THE ASSEMBLY MAY CAUSE HOUSING TO ROTATE AND DISENGAGE FROMTHE LOCKING TABS RESULTING IN SEPARATION OF THE TWO HALVES OF THE BOOSTER ANDCOMPLETE LOSS OF BRAKES.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND STAKING THE HOUSING AT TWOPOINTS TO PRECLUDE ROTATION OF THE HOUSING.

Component

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WARNING LIGHT/DEVICES

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19720801
NHTSA Campaign ID72V305000
NotesGENERAL MOTORS CAMPAIGN NO (CHEVY) 73-C-07 (PONTIAC) 73-C-05 (OLDSMOBILE)73-C-3.VEHILES EQUIPPED WITH 3 SPEED TRANSMISSION AND COLUMN SHIFT.POSSIBILITY THAT SEAT BELT WARNING SYSTEM WILL NOT FUNCTION WITH VEHICLE INTHIRD GEAR DUE TO ROTATION OF SHIFT TUBE NOT ALWAYS MAKING CONTACT WITH SEATBELT WARNING SYSTEM RELAY.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLING REDESIGNEDSHIFT ROD AND NEW SHIFT LEVERS.)

Component

STEERING:LINKAGES

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19721001
NHTSA Campaign ID72V265000
NotesGENERAL MOTOR CAMPAIGN NO 73-C-1.(VEHILES EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL FRONT DISCBRAKES).POSSIBILITY THAT STEERING ARM TO CALIPER ANCHOR BRACKET ATTACHINGBOLTS WERE IMPROPERLY TORQUED.LOW TORQUE COULD CAUSE BOLT TO BREAK, IF THISOCCURS, BROKEN BOLT COULD COME OUTOF POSITION AND LODGE IN RIGHT HAND FRONTBRAKE ROTOR RESULTINGIN SUDDEN LOCKUP OF TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY.(CORRECT BYINSPECTING AND TORQUING BOLT TO SPECIFIED 60 TO 80 LB.FT.)

Component

SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER ARM

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19721101
NHTSA Campaign ID72V290000
NotesPOSSIBILITY THAT LEFT FRONT UPPER CONTROL ARM ATTACHING ***** WAS IMPROPERLYTORQUED.CONDITION COULD RESULT IN ***** BECOMING LOOSE ALLOWING BOLT TO WORKAND EVENTUALLY BREAK, CAUSING LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.(CORRECT BY INSPECTINGAND TORQUING PROPERLY WHERE NECESSARY.)

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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