1971 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - Recall ID 13266

1971 BUICK RIVIERA Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 73V013000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: BUICK 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: RIVIERA 
Model Year: 1971 
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Mfg Component Desc: STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS 
Mfg Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 
Manufacture Dates: 08-01-70 through 07-01-72 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 3,707,064 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 02-06-73 
Recall Initiated By: ODI 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC 
Report Recieved Date: 01-24-73 
Record Creation Date: 10-12-79 
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Defect Summary: THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT DRIVING ON UNPAVED ROAD SURFACES, PARTICULARLY ROADS WHICH ARE HEAVILY GRAVELED AND WHICH ARE EXTREMELY WAVY OR FILLED WITH CHUCKHOLES, AT SPEEDS WHICH CAUSE THE CAR TO PITCH EXCESSIVELY, THE FRONT CROSSMEMBER MAY SCOOP UP LOOSE STONES OR GRAVEL AND COULD BE THROWN INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ONE OF THESE STONES TO LODGE BETWEEN THE STEERING COUPLING AND THE FRAME AND CAUSE INCREASED STEERING EFFORT OR INTERFERENCE WITH STEERING CONTROL OF THE CAR WHEN STEERING WHEEL IS TURNED TO THE LEFT. 
Consequence Summary: INCREASED STEERING EFFORT OR INTERFERENCE WITH STEERINGCONTROL MAY LEAD TO LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT. 
Corrective Summary: INSPECT AND INSTALL SHIELD ON AFFECTED VEHICLES. 
Notes: SYSTEM: STEERING.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS. 
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1971 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - Recall ID 13266 for BUICK RIVIERA STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

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