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1978 CHEVROLET IMPALA Recall - Campaign #77V200000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

1978 CHEVROLET IMPALA RECALL - #77V200000

RECALL FOR WHEELS : LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

THE REAR WHEEL MOUNTING BOLTS ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, ARE BRITTLE AND THEREFORE MAY FRACTURE. THIS BRITTLENESS IS DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT DURING MANUFACTURE. IF THE BOLTS BREAK, THE TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.

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Vehicle 1978 CHEVROLET IMPALA
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufactured between n/a
Recalled on 10/12/1979
Influenced by GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Owners Notified on n/a
# Affected 4,504
Recalled for WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
 
Description THE REAR WHEEL MOUNTING BOLTS ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, ARE BRITTLE AND THEREFORE MAY FRACTURE. THIS BRITTLENESS IS DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT DURING MANUFACTURE. IF THE BOLTS BREAK, THE TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.
Consequences
Corrective action DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, WILL REPLACE DEFECTIVE BOLTS ON ALL AXLES AND THE TEN REAR AXLE WHEEL MOUNTING BOLTS, FREE OF CHARGE.
Notes VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; REAR WHEEL MOUNTING BOLTS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF SEPARATION OCCURS UNDER VEHICLE OPERATION, LOSS OFVEHICLE CONTROL WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.
See also 1978 CHEVROLET IMPALA Recall for SEATS, FRONT ASSEMBLY, RECLINER

1978 CHEVROLET IMPALA Recall for LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES, DOORS, LATCH
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