September 10, 1999
General Motors Corporation
Buick Century Year: 1999
Number Involved: 168,035
Dates of Manufacture: March 1998
- April 1999
Defect: Passenger vehicles. Some
of these vehicles exhibit a condition in which the antilock brake system (ABS) motor
shorts to its case and grounds through a flexible brake fluid pipe. This short can cause
extreme heating of the flexible brake pipe which can melt a nearby flexible plastic fuel
hose, resulting in a fuel leak and possible under-hood fire.
Remedy: Dealers will install a
ground cable from the electronic brake control module (EBCM) to the engine compartment
body rail. Owner notification was expected to begin during July 1999. Owners who do not
receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V170/GM Recall No. 99033]
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