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Chevrolet Cavalier Recall 91V166000

Body, Interior & Misc., September 5, 1991

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
September 5, 1991
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,212
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
91V166000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

Summary
THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH SPRING IS IMPROPERLY INSTALLED OR MISSING, LEADING TO A CONDITION WHERE THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH DOES NOT ENGAGE THE SECONDARY STRIKER.
Consequence
IF THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH IS NOT ENGAGED, AND THEPRIMARY HOOD LATCH WAS ALSO NOT ENGAGED, THE HOOD COULD OPEN UNEXPECTEDLY. IFTHIS OCCURS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, THE HOOD MAY CONTACT THE WINDSHIELD,REDUCING THE FORWARD VISION AREA OF THE DRIVER AND A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy
INSPECT HOOD LATCH ASSEMBLIES AND, WHERE NECESSARY, INSTALL A NEW SECONDARY HOOD LATCH SPRING.
Notes
SYSTEM: HOOD, LATCH.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.
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