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Buick Century Recall 94V008000

Drive Train, February 17, 1994

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
February 17, 1994
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
49,047
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
94V008000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:SPRINGS

Summary
IN THE EVENT OF A PRIMARY ACCELERATOR CONTROL SPRING FAILURE, THE SECONDARY (BACK-UP) ACCELERATOR CONTROL RETURN SPRING WILL NOT RETURN THE THROTTLE TO THE FULLY CLOSED POSITION, AS REQUIRED BY FMVSS NO. 124, "ACCELERATOR CONTROL SYSTEM."
Consequence
CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: LOSS OF THROTTLE CONTROL COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SECONDARY THROTTLE RETURN SPRING.
Notes
SYSTEM: FUEL; THROTTLE LINKAGES AND CONTROL RETURN SPRING; FMVSS NO. 214.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH 3.1L L82 ENGINES. NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE,PLEASE CONTACT BUICK SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-521-7300 OR CONTACT OLDSMOBILE SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-442-6537. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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