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Buick Century Recall 93V162000

Drive Train, October 21, 1993

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
October 21, 1993
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
579
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
93V162000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Summary
THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE MAY SEPARATE FROM THE CONDUIT END FITTING WHILE ENGAGED AND ACCELERATOR CONTROL COULD BE LOST.
Consequence
LOSS OF ACCELERATOR CONTROL MAY NOT REDUCE ENGINE SPEEDTO A LEVEL ANTICIPATED BY THE DRIVER. ALTHOUGH THE VEHICLE CAN STILL BE STOPPEDWITH THE SERVICE BRAKE, LOSS OF ACCELERATOR CONTROL COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLECRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy
REPLACE THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE.
Notes
SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; SPEED CONTROL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS WITH 3.1L ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPONSERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREEOF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASECONTACT BUICK SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-521-7000 OR OLDSMOBILE SERVICE CENTERAT 1-800-442-6537. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETYADMINISTRATION AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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