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Recall 90V185000

Recall 90V185000

Electrical & Lights, November 8, 1990

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 8, 1990
NHTSA Action Number
PE90088
Potential Number of Units Affected
476,422
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
90V185000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Summary
BRAKE STOPLAMPS MAY NOT ILLUMINATE OR, IN SOME CASES, STOPLAMPS WILL NOT STAY ILLUMINATED ALL THE TIME WHEN BRAKES ARE APPLIED DUE TO A FAULTY STOPLAMP SWITCH. ALSO IN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH CRUISE CONTROL, A FAULTY STOPLAMP SWITCH CAN RESULT IN RESUMPTION OF THE CRUISE CONTROL FUNCTION UPON RELEASE OF THE BRAKE PEDAL.
Consequence
A TRAILING VEHICLE MAY NOT RECOGNIZE A BRAKING ACTIONIN TIME TO RESPOND APPROPRIATELY. ALSO, CRUISE CONTROL WILL REENGAGE UPONRELEASE OF THE BRAKE PEDAL AND RESUME THE SET SPEED. IN EITHER CASE, IT COULDRESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy
INSTALL AN IMPROVED DESIGN STOPLAMP SWITCH.
Notify
SYSTEM: BRAKE STOPLAMP SWITCH.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.NOTE: ALSO SEE NHTSA RECALL 92V086000.
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