|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Monday, December 29 1997
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST
OF NOVEMBER RECALLS
General Motors Corporation
Number Involved: 4,387
Dates of Manufacture: August 1996 - May 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 97V223 GM Campaign No. 97065
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles.
Description of Defect: The right front brake pipe can contact the power steering
assembly, causing the brake line to wear through.
Consequence of Defect: This condition can result in a loss of brake fluid and
eventual loss of half of the vehicle brake system.
Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect for proper clearance between the brake line
and power steering assembly. Assemblies found to be out of position will be repositioned
and all assemblies secured to maintain proper clearances. Additionally, those brake lines
found to have been damaged will be replaced and properly routed.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began during November 1997.
Note: 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
Buick at 1-800-521-7300.
NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert
consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law,
safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 70 percent of the
owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed.
NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall
notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with
federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive
notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair
work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.