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Buick LeSabre Recall 99V301000

GM Recalls 2000 Models Due to Loose Inner Tie Rod Nuts

Suspension & Steering, November 16, 1999

RepairPal Expert Overview

Summary:

The inner tie rod nuts may be loose. This may cause detachment of the steering linkage and a loss of steering control. Dealers will inspect and secure the tie rod nuts. Dealers will also check and adjust the toe setting of the wheel alignment.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2000

Manufacturer's Report Date: November 16, 1999

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 99V301000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,284

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE INNER TIE ROD NUTS ARE LOOSE AND CAN RESULT IN SEPARATION OF A TIE ROD.

Consequence: SEPARATION OF A TIE ROD CAN CAUSE UNEXPECTED STEERING INPUT INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL CHECK AND ADJUST THE VEHICLE TOE-IN AND TIGHTEN THE INNER TIE ROD NUTS TO THE SPECIFIED TORQUE.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 16, 1999. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BUICK AT 1-800-521-7300 OR CADILLAC AT 1-800-458-8006.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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