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Chevrolet S10 Recall 96V195000

Suspension & Steering, October 8, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
October 8, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
PE96048
Potential Number of Units Affected
144,598
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V195000
Component
STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR

Summary
THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT LOOSENS AT THE STEERING SHAFT TO STEERING GEAR COUPLING. WITH THIS LOOSENESS, THE YOKE PINCH BOLT CAN WEAR ON THE SPLINES OF THE SHAFT UNTIL THERE IS NO LONGER AN INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE SPLINES AND THE BOLT.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE BODY TO CHASSIS MOVEMENT ALLOWING THE STEERING SHAFT TO SEPARATE FROM THE STEERING GEAR WHICH CAN RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL RETORQUE THE UPPER AND LOWER BOLTS TO CORRECT SPECIFICATIONS.
Notes
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:POSTAL VEHICLES ONLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING LATE OCTOBER 1996. NOTE: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 CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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