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All car recall 90V185000

Recall 90V185000

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Buick Regal 1990
Chevrolet Lumina 1990
Pontiac Grand Prix 1990

Electrical & Lights, November 8, 1990
Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 90V185000

NHTSA Action Number: PE90088

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 476422

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.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration