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Geo Tracker Recall 96V118000

Suspension & Steering, July 5, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
July 5, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
965
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V118000
Component
STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Summary
THE STEERING WHEEL CENTER HUB TO SPOKE WELD CAN FRACTURE.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION WILL ALLOW THE STEERING WHEEL TO SEPARATE FROM THE STEERING COLUMN INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING WHEEL FOR THE SUSPECT STEERING WHEEL LOT DATE CODE AND REPLACE ANY FOUND TO HAVE THIS SUSPECT DATE.
Notes
SYSTEM: STEERING; WHEEL AND COLUMN. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE. OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN IN JUNE 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 GEO/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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