Recall 97V138000

Recall 97V138000

Suspension & Steering, August 29, 1997

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 29, 1997
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
14,580
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V138000
Component
STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL STEERING. THE PINION BEARING CAGE IN THE STEERING GEAR CAN SEPARATE UNDER HIGH STEERING SYSTEM LOAD CONDITIONS, SUCH AS PARKING LOT OR SIMILAR LOW SPEED MANEUVERS.
Consequence
THIS COULD RESULT IN THE PINION GEAR DISENGAGING FROM THE RACK CAUSING A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MANUAL STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 29, 1997.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 SATURN AT 1-800-833-6000.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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