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Buick Regal Recall 97V223000

Brakes, November 30, 1997

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
November 30, 1997
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,387
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V223000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE RIGHT FRONT BRAKE PIPE CAN CONTACT THE PIOWER STEERING ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BRAKE LINE TO WEAR THROUGH.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID AND EVENTUAL LOSS OF HALF OF THE VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEM.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR PROPER CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE BRAKE LINE AND POWER STEERING ASSEMBLY. ASSEMBLIES FOUND TO BE OUT OF POSITION WILL BE REPOSITIONED AND ALL ASSEMBLIES SECURED TO MAINTAIN PROPER CLEARANCES. ADDITIONALLY, THOSE BRAKE LINES FOUND TO HAVE BEEN DAMAGED WILL BE REPLACED AND PROPERLY ROUTED.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DURING NOVEMBER 1997. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BUICK AT 1-800-521-7300.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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