Pontiac Grand Prix Recall 90V185000

Recall 90V185000

Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
Manufacturer's Report Date:

November 8, 1990

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

90V185000

NHTSA Action Number:

PE90088

Component:

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Potential Number of Units Affected:

476,422

Summary:

BRAKE STOPLAMPS MAY NOT ILLUMINATE OR, IN SOME CASES, STOPLAMPS WILL NOT STAY ILLUMINATED ALL THE TIME WHEN BRAKES ARE APPLIED DUE TO A FAULTY STOPLAMP SWITCH. ALSO IN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH CRUISE CONTROL, A FAULTY STOPLAMP SWITCH CAN RESULT IN RESUMPTION OF THE CRUISE CONTROL FUNCTION UPON RELEASE OF THE BRAKE PEDAL.

Consequence:

A TRAILING VEHICLE MAY NOT RECOGNIZE A BRAKING ACTIONIN TIME TO RESPOND APPROPRIATELY. ALSO, CRUISE CONTROL WILL REENGAGE UPONRELEASE OF THE BRAKE PEDAL AND RESUME THE SET SPEED. IN EITHER CASE, IT COULDRESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Remedy:

INSTALL AN IMPROVED DESIGN STOPLAMP SWITCH.

Notes:

SYSTEM: BRAKE STOPLAMP SWITCH.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.NOTE: ALSO SEE NHTSA RECALL 92V086000.

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Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration