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Recall 97V217000

Recall 97V217000

Brakes, January 15, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 15, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
56,701
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V217000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) MODULATOR CAN CORRODE AND LEAK FLUID FROM THE FRONT BRAKE CIRCUIT.
Consequence
BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE CAN REDUCE BRAKE EFFECTIVENESS AND INCREASE STOPPING DISTANCES.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE VEHICLES AND REPLACE THE ABS MODULATOR.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 1998. 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 BUICK AT 1-800-521-7300, OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537, OR 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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