SUBARU UNSPECIFIED 1981: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Make : SUBARU Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1979-08-01 - 1981-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V026000
Date Owner's Notified: 1983-04-25 Date Received by ODI: 1983-03-03 Date Added to Database: 1983-03-11
Manufacturers Involved: Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 230041
Summary:
      THE DEFECT INVOLVES THE 25 AMP HEADLIGHT FUSE HOLDER. THERE MAY BE EXCESSIVE ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE CAUSED BY THE LOOSENESS OF THE RIVET HOLDING THE FUSE HOLDER TO THE TERMINAL PLATE. EXCESS RESISTANCE MAY CAUSE THE SOLDERED END OF THE FUSE TO MELT. AN OPEN CIRCUIT COULD OCCUR AND THE HEADLIGHTS WOULD NOT OPERATE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL REPLACE THE HEADLIGHT FUSE HOLDER WITH AN INLINE FUEL HARNESS KIT.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: LIGHTING AND COMMUNICATIONS; HEADLAMP FUSE HOLDER.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: HEADLIGHTS MAY SUDDENLY GO OUT. IF THE LIGHT FAILUREWERE TO OCCUR AT NIGHT WHILE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, A VEHICLE CRASH COULDPOSSIBLY RESULT.