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Chevrolet Caprice Recall 94V049000

Engine, April 12, 1994

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
April 12, 1994
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,475
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
94V049000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE

Summary
THE ENGINE OIL COOLER INLET HOSE MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED TOO CLOSE TO THE STEERING GEAR CAUSING CHAFING. THE CHAFING CAN EVENTUALLY WEAR THROUGH THE HOSE'S PROTECTIVE SLEEVE RESULTING IN ENGINE OIL LEAKING ONTO THE ENGINE.
Consequence
IF THIS OCCURS, THE OIL LEAK ONTO THE ENGINE CAN RESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.
Remedy
Notes
SYSTEM: ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM: HOSES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ENGINE OIL COOLERS AND 5.7L OR 4.3L ENGINES.NOTE: IF YOUR EQUIPMENT IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT CHEVROLET SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-222-1020, BUICK SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-521-7300, OR CADILLAC SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-458-8006. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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