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1998 Oldsmobile Bravada Recall Information

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19970401
NHTSA Campaign ID97V218000
SummaryVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS AND MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES. A FATIGUE FRACTURE OF THE REAR AXLE RIGHT-HAND BRAKE PIPE CAN OCCUR CAUSING A SLOW BRAKE FLUID LEAK RESULTING IN A SOFT BRAKE PEDAL. IF THE BRAKE PIPE BREAKS, THE DRIVER WOULD EXPERIENCE A SUDDEN DROP IN THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE INSTRUMENT PANEL BRAKE LIGHT WOULD ILLUMINATE, AND THERE WOULD BE A LOSS OF REAR BRAKE PERFORMANCE.
ConsequencePARTIAL LOSS OF BRAKING AT A TIME WHEN MINIMUM STOPPING DISTANCE WAS REQUIRED COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
RemedyDEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE BRAKE PIPE.
NotesOWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 1997. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537, OR GMC AT 1-800-462-8782.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

Component

SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19980101
NHTSA Campaign ID98V053000
SummaryVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH 4-WHEEL DRIVE OR ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE. ONE OR BOTH OF THE ATTACHING NUTS FOR THE RIGHT-HAND LOWER CONTROL ARM ARE UNDER TORQUED. THIS CAN ALLOW THE ATTACHMENT BOLT TO LOOSEN AND SUBSEQUENT BREAK RESULTING IN SEPARATION OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM FROM THE FRAME.
ConsequenceTHIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.
RemedyDEALERS WILL INSPECT AND RETIGHTEN THE RIGHT-HAND LOWER CONTROL ARM NUTS TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATION.
NotesGM RECALL NO. 98006.OWNER/DEALER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 22, 1998.THESE VEHICLES WERE IN-TRANSIT OR VERY RECENTLY DELIVERED TO DEALERSHIPS.CUSTOMERS RECEIVING THESE VEHICLES BEFORE JANUARY 22, 1998, WERE CONTACTED BY THE SELLING DEALER TO RETURN THEIR VEHICLE FOR THE SERVICE PROCEDURE.OWNERS WHO WERE NOT CONTACTED BY THEIR DEALER WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1022, OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537, OR GMC AT 1-800-462-8782.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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