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1971 CHEVROLET IMPALA Recall - Campaign #73V013000

 
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1971 CHEVROLET IMPALA RECALL - #73V013000

RECALL FOR STRUCTURE : FRAME AND MEMBERS : UNDERBODY SHIELDS

THE 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.

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Vehicle 1971 CHEVROLET IMPALA
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufactured between 8/1/1970 - 7/1/1972
Recalled on 10/12/1979
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 2/6/1973
# Affected 3,707,064
Recalled for STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
 
Description THE 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.
Consequences INCREASED STEERING EFFORT OR INTERFERENCE WITH STEERINGCONTROL MAY LEAD TO LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.
Corrective action INSPECT AND INSTALL SHIELD ON AFFECTED VEHICLES.
Notes SYSTEM: STEERING.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.
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