Recall 93V006000

Recall 93V006000

Affected Cars:
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Manufacturer's Report Date:

January 29, 1993

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

93V006000

NHTSA Action Number:

EA92028

Component:

POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected:

152,000

Summary:

THE DIFFERENTIAL OIL OF THE TRANSAXLE IS LOST OVER TIME DUE TO EVAPORATION. LOW OIL LEVELS CAUSE PREMATURE BEARING AND GEAR WEAR AND EVENTUAL FAILURE OF THE DIFFERENTIAL.

Consequence:

IN THE EVENT OF FAILURE, THE VEHICLE'S DRIVE WHEELS COULDLOSE POWER. IN EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES, THE FRONT WHEELS LOCK, CAUSING RAPIDDECELERATION RESULTING IN POSSIBLE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.

Remedy:

DRAIN AND REPLACE THE DIFFERENTIAL GEAR OIL WITH OIL HAVING HIGHER PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS.

Notes:

SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS WITH AUTOMATIC 3-SPEED TRANSMISSIONS.

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