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2004 Chevrolet Corvette Recalls

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Most Recent 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Recall

On August 25, 2004, Chevrolet recalled 41,928 Chevrolet Corvette. On certain passenger vehicles involved in this campaign, the lower control arm ball stud nut/washer assemblies with washers were made of the wrong material. the washers may fracture and become loose or fall away from the vehicle, reducing clamp load. separation of the control arm ball stud and steering knuckle, due to disengagement of the tapered attachment and retaining nut, is possible.
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2004 Chevrolet Corvette Recall Details

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 25, 2004

The control arm may separate from the steering knuckle, causing the vehicle to drop at that corner. In extreme situations, the wheel may separate completely from the vehicle. Either condition would impair handling and increase the chances of a crash.

Please contact your Cadillac or Chevrolet dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary on April 26, 2004
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with electronic column lock systems (ecl), when the ignition switch is turned to ¿lock,¿ the ecl system prevents turning of the steering system. when the vehicle is started, the ecl unlocks the steering system. the vehicle is designed so that if the column fails to unlock when the vehicle is started and the customer tries to drive, the fuel supply will be shut off so that the vehicle cannot move when the vehicle cannot be steered. if voltage at the powertrain control module is low or interrupted, however, the fuel shut off may not occur and the vehicle can be accelerated while the steering system is locked. also when the control system shows that the ecl is unlocked and the vehicle is being driven, the lock pin location can vary. depending on the location of the lock plate relative to the switch transition point, there could then be contact between the lock plate and pin causing the steering to lock while driving .
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