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1978 BUICK REGAL Recall - Campaign #85V048000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

1978 BUICK REGAL RECALL - #85V048000

RECALL FOR SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : FOUNDATION COMPONENTS : DRUM : WHEEL CYLINDERS

EXCESSIVE ENLARGEMENT OF THE WHEEL CYLINDER PILOT HOLE IN THE REAR BRAKE BACKING PLATE COULD ALLOW THE WHEEL CYLINDER TO ROTATE AND CAUSE LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: A LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID LEADS TO LOSS OF REAR BRAKE ACTION, CREATING THE POTENTIAL FOR AN ACCIDENT. FRONT BRAKES WOULD REMAIN OPERATIONAL.

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Vehicle 1978 BUICK REGAL
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufactured between n/a
Recalled on 5/1/1985
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on n/a
# Affected 1,810,000
Recalled for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:WHEEL CYLINDERS
 
Description EXCESSIVE ENLARGEMENT OF THE WHEEL CYLINDER PILOT HOLE IN THE REAR BRAKE BACKING PLATE COULD ALLOW THE WHEEL CYLINDER TO ROTATE AND CAUSE LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: A LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID LEADS TO LOSS OF REAR BRAKE ACTION, CREATING THE POTENTIAL FOR AN ACCIDENT. FRONT BRAKES WOULD REMAIN OPERATIONAL.
Consequences
Corrective action ADD A PART TO PREVENT WHEEL CYLINDER FROM ROTATING.
Notes NOTE: OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BEGIN AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 1985 AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 30, 1985.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MIDSIZE PASSENGER CARS AND SMALL TRUCKS. SYSTEM: REAR BRAKES.
See also 1978 BUICK REGAL Recall for EQUIPMENT, OTHER, LABELS

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