Right Rear Brake Hose Fitting May Not Be Tightened Properly
Brakes, August 28, 2003
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Our Quick Take:
The right rear brake hose fitting may not be tightened properly, which could result in a brake fluid leak. This condition could lead to a low brake pedal and increased stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash.
What Should You Do?
Please contact your GM dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The right rear brake hose fitting may not be tightened properly, which could result in a brake fluid leak. This condition could lead to a low brake pedal and increased stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will tighten the right rear brake hose fitting to the proper specification, and add brake fluid if needed. The recall began August 28, 2003. The GM recall number is 03045.
Mfr's Report Date:
August 28, 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 135, ¿PASSENGER CAR BRAKING SYSTEMS.¿ ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES, THE RIGHT REAR BRAKE HOSE FITTING MAY NOT BE TIGHTENED PROPERLY, AND A BRAKE FLUID LEAK COULD OCCUR.
IF ENOUGH FLUID LEAKS, THE BRAKE PEDAL WILL BE LOWER THAN NORMAL, AND STOPPING DISTANCES WILL BE LONGER. IF THIS OCCURS WHEN STOPPING DISTANCE IS LIMITED, A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE RIGHT REAR BRAKE HOSE FITTING TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATION, AND ADD BRAKE FLUID IF NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 28, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668.
GM RECALL NO. 03045.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration