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Recall 90V070000

Recall 90V070000

Suspension & Steering, April 6, 1990

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 6, 1990
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
6,600
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
90V070000
Component
STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

Summary
IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED STEERING LOCK BOLTS COULD BREAK IF DRIVER APPLIES EXCESSIVE FORCE TO A LOCKED STEERING WHEEL IN AN ATTEMPT TO DISENGAGE THE STEERING LOCK.
Consequence
BOLT BREAKAGE WOULD CAUSE STEERING WHEEL TO REMAIN LOCKED EVEN AFTER THE DRIVER TURNS THE IGNITION KEY AND ATTEMPTS TO MOVE THE CAR; THIS TOTAL LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy
REPLACE COMPLETE STEERING LOCK ASSEMBLY, INCLUDING A MODIFIED LOCK BOLT.
Notify
SYSTEM: STEERING LOCK BOLTS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH AIR BAGS.
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