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Suzuki Vitara Recall 98V324002

Suspension & Steering, December 21, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
December 21, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
38
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V324002
Component
STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE COUPLING THAT CONNECTS THE STEERING COLUMN SHAFT TO THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT IS CRACKED. THIS COULD ALLOW THE STEERING SHAFTS TO SEPARATE.
Consequence
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION, A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL COULD OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING SHAFT COUPLING.
Notes
ALL VEHICLES HAVE BEEN REPAIRED AT THE PORT OF ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES.NO OWNER NOTIFICATION IS NECESSARY.
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