1972 Chevrolet Vega Recall Information

Component

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

NHTSA Campaign ID72V075000
NotesCHEVROLET CAMPAIGN NO 72-C-05.POSSIBILITY THAT VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ENGINESOPTION L-11 (TWO-BARREL CARBURETOR) MAY EXPERIENCE EXHAUST SYSTEM BACKFIRES OFSUFFICIENT FREQUENCY AND MAGNITUDE TO WEAKEN AND RUPTURE MUFFLER.EXHAUSTSFROM MUFFLER WITH RUPTURED END COVER CAN SUBJECT FUEL TANK TO SUFFICIENT HEATTO EXPAND FUEL AND CREATE FUEL SPILLAGE.SUBSEQUENT ENGINE BACKFIRES MAYIGNITE FUEL AND CAUSE FIRE DAMAGE.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLING NEWMUFFLER AND COMPONENTS WHERE NECESSARY.)

Component

POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19700801
NHTSA Campaign ID72V164000
NotesCHEVROLET CAMPAIGN NO 72-C-09.POSSIBILITY THAT REAR AXLE SHAFT MAY HAVEINSUFFICIENT THRUST BUTTON LENGTH.COULD PERMIT EXCESSIVE END PLAY AND ALLOWAXLE SHAFT TO MOVE INBOARD TO POINT THAT 'C' LOCK WILL DISENGAGE.AXLE SHAFTAND WHEEL COULD THEN MOVE OUTBOARD OF QUARTER PANEL AND ALLOW VEHICLE TO DROPDOWN ONTO REAR SUSPENSION.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACING AXLE WHERENECESSARY.)

Component

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19700801
NHTSA Campaign ID72V112000
NotesCHEVROLET CAMPAIGN NO 72-C-07.POSSIBILITY THAT VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITHSTANDARD ENGINE AND MONOJET (SINGLE-BARREL)CARBURETOR MAY EXPERIENCE BREAKAGEOF IDLE STOP SOLENOID BRACKET.SHOULD BRACKET BREAK, THERE IS POSSIBILITY THATIDLE SOLENOID AND CLAMP PORTION OF BRAKCET MAYDROP AND LODGE IN AREA THAT CANCAUSE THROTTLE TO BE HELD IN PARTIALLY OPEN POSITION.(CORRECT BY INSTALLINGADDITIONAL NEWBRACKET.)

Component

EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19720601
NHTSA Campaign ID72V190000
NotesGENERAL MOTORS CAMPAIGN NOS N/A.POSSIBILITY THAT INCORRECT GROSS VEHICLEWEIGHT RATING WAS PRINTED ON CERTIFICATION LABELS.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING ANDINSTALLING CORRECT LABELS WHERE NECESSARY.)

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated December 2018

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