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1978 CHEVROLET MALIBU Recall - Campaign #77V181000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

1978 CHEVROLET MALIBU RECALL - #77V181000

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

THE REAR BRAKE WHEEL CYLINDER RETAINER ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY INSTALLED. SHOULD THE WHEEL CYLINDER RETAINER BECOME COMPLETELY DISENGAGED, THE WHEEL CYLINDER COULD MOVE OUTBOARD CAUSING A LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID AND A LOSS OF REAR BRAKING ACTION.

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Vehicle 1978 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufactured between n/a
Recalled on 10/12/1979
Influenced by GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Owners Notified on n/a
# Affected 636
Recalled for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:WHEEL CYLINDERS
 
Description THE REAR BRAKE WHEEL CYLINDER RETAINER ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY INSTALLED. SHOULD THE WHEEL CYLINDER RETAINER BECOME COMPLETELY DISENGAGED, THE WHEEL CYLINDER COULD MOVE OUTBOARD CAUSING A LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID AND A LOSS OF REAR BRAKING ACTION.
Consequences
Corrective action THE DEALER WILL REPOSITION THE REAR WHEEL BRAKE CYLINDER RETAINERS, FREE OF CHARGE, ON ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES.
Notes VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; REAR WHEEL BRAKE CYLINDER RETAINERS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF REAR BRAKING CAPABILITY CAN OCCUR WITHOUTWARNING AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.NOTE: LOSS OF BRAKING ACTION WILL BE SIGNALLED TO DRIVER BY THE WARNING LIGHTON THE DASH AND BY AN INCREASE IN BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL AND INCREASED VEHICLESTOPPING DISTANCES.
See also 1978 CHEVROLET MALIBU Recall for SEATS, FRONT ASSEMBLY, HEAD RESTRAINT

1978 CHEVROLET MALIBU Recall for ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, COOLING SYSTEM, FAN

1978 CHEVROLET MALIBU Recall for SUSPENSION, FRONT, WHEEL BEARING

1978 CHEVROLET MALIBU Recall for SUSPENSION, REAR

1978 CHEVROLET MALIBU Recall for POWER TRAIN, AXLE ASSEMBLY, AXLE SHAFT

1978 CHEVROLET MALIBU Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, FOUNDATION COMPONENTS, DRUM, WHEEL CYLINDERS
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