1972 Buick LeSabre Recall Information

Component

STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19700801
NHTSA Campaign ID73V013000
SummaryTHE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT DRIVING ON UNPAVED ROAD SURFACES, PARTICULARLY ROADS WHICH ARE HEAVILY GRAVELED AND WHICH ARE EXTREMELY WAVY OR FILLED WITH CHUCKHOLES, AT SPEEDS WHICH CAUSE THE CAR TO PITCH EXCESSIVELY, THE FRONT CROSSMEMBER MAY SCOOP UP LOOSE STONES OR GRAVEL AND COULD BE THROWN INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ONE OF THESE STONES TO LODGE BETWEEN THE STEERING COUPLING AND THE FRAME AND CAUSE INCREASED STEERING EFFORT OR INTERFERENCE WITH STEERING CONTROL OF THE CAR WHEN STEERING WHEEL IS TURNED TO THE LEFT.
ConsequenceINCREASED STEERING EFFORT OR INTERFERENCE WITH STEERINGCONTROL MAY LEAD TO LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.
RemedyINSPECT AND INSTALL SHIELD ON AFFECTED VEHICLES.
NotesSYSTEM: STEERING.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated October 2019

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