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1979 BUICK REGAL Recall - Campaign #79V142000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

1979 BUICK REGAL RECALL - #79V142000

RECALL FOR EXTERIOR LIGHTING : BRAKE LIGHTS : SWITCH

ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES THE BRAKE STOPLIGHT AND CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH WHICH IS OPERATED BY THE BRAKE PEDAL MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH AN INCORRECT LUBRICANT ON THE ACTUATING PLUNGER. THIS CAN CAUSE THE REAR BRAKE STOPLIGHTS TO BECOME INOPERATIVE AND THE CRUISE CONTROL, IF ACTIVATED, TO STAY ELECTRICALLY ENGAGED.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 1979 BUICK REGAL
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufactured between 12/1/1978 - 1/1/1979
Recalled on 10/12/1979
Influenced by GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Owners Notified on n/a
# Affected 15,328
Recalled for EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
 
Description ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES THE BRAKE STOPLIGHT AND CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH WHICH IS OPERATED BY THE BRAKE PEDAL MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH AN INCORRECT LUBRICANT ON THE ACTUATING PLUNGER. THIS CAN CAUSE THE REAR BRAKE STOPLIGHTS TO BECOME INOPERATIVE AND THE CRUISE CONTROL, IF ACTIVATED, TO STAY ELECTRICALLY ENGAGED.
Consequences
Corrective action DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE BRAKE STOPLIGHT AND CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH AT NO COST TO OWNER.
Notes VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: LIGHTING AND COMMUNICATIONS; SWITCH BUTTON RING, BRAKE LIGHTS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: WITH INOPERATIVE BRAKE LIGHTS, A VEHICLE APPROACHINGFROM THE REAR WOULD NOT BE AWARE THAT BRAKES WERE BEING APPLIED. ALSO, IF THECRUISE CONTROL FAILS TO AUTOMATICALLY DISENGAGE THROUGH BRAKE PEDAL OPERATION,VEHICLE MAY ACCELERATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS RELEASED. EITHER CONDITION COULDRESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: OWNER IS ADVISED NOT TO ENGAGE THE CRUISE CONTROL UNTIL IT HAS BEENINSPECTED BY DEALER.
See also 1979 BUICK REGAL Recall for POWER TRAIN, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, LEVER AND LINKAGE, FLOOR SHIFT

1979 BUICK REGAL Recall for SUSPENSION, REAR

1979 BUICK REGAL Recall for POWER TRAIN, AXLE ASSEMBLY, AXLE SHAFT
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