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

November 9, 1992

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

92V135000

NHTSA Action Number:

EA92013

Component:

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Potential Number of Units Affected:

554,910

Summary:

THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) FOR THE POWER DOOR LOCK SYSTEM CAN FAIL, CAUSING THE CONTACTS TO "WELD", AND RESULTING IN DOOR LOCK SOLENOID DAMAGE, WITH FAILURE OF THE DOOR TO LOCK OR UNLOCK, EVEN UNDER MANUAL OPERATION.

Consequence:

IF THE DOOR FAILS TO OPEN AFTER ECU FAILURE, VEHICLEOCCUPANTS WOULD HAVE INCREASED DIFFICULTY EXITING THE VEHICLE IN AN EMERGENCY.

Remedy:

INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL SUBCIRCUIT RELAY CONTROL TO PREVENT MALFUNCTION OF ORIGINAL RELAYS IN THE ECU.

Notes:

SYSTEM: STRUCTURE: POWER DOOR LOCKS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS WITH POWER DOOR LOCKS.

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