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1981 Buick Skylark Recall Information

Component

STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19800801
NHTSA Campaign ID80V129000
SummaryTHE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH THE POWER STEERING HOSE INCORRECTLY ROUTED. THE POWER STEERING HOSE MAY THEN CONTACT THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD, RESULTING IN DETERIORATION AND EVENTUAL FAILURE OF THE HOSE AND LEAKAGE OF POWER STEERING FLUID ONTO THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE HOSES AND INLET PIPE AND ADD A CLIP AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH POWER STEERING.SYSTEM: STEERING; POWER STEERING HOSE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, SMOKE AND/OR AN UNDERHOODFIRE COULD RESULT AND CAUSE VEHICLE DAMAGE AND PERSONAL INJURY.

Component

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19801001
NHTSA Campaign ID81V038000
SummaryTHE ENGINE-TO-BODY GROUND CABLE ON CERTAIN VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING MANUFACTURE. THE CABLE COULD EVENTUALLY BREAK DUE TO THE RELATIVE MOTION BETWEEN THE ENGINE AND BODY DURING VEHICLE OPERATION.
RemedyA NEW GROUND CABLE WILL BE INSTALLED FREE OF CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; GROUND CABLE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE CABLE BREAKS WHEN MAXIMUM ELECTRICAL LOADS AREBEING PLACED ON VEHICLE, HEADLIGHTS COULD SUDDENLY DIM OR WIPERS COULD SLOWDOWN. THIS WOULD REDUCE VISIBILITY IN SEVERE WEATHER OR NIGHTTIME DRIVINGCONDITIONS. AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.NOTE: IF DIMMING OCCURS, RESTRICTING THE USE OF OTHER ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIESCOULD PARTIALLY RESTORE SOME OF THE HEADLIGHT BRIGHTNESS OR WIPER SPEED.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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