CHEVROLET CAMARO 1980: STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM

Make : CHEVROLET Model : CAMARO Year : 1980
Build Dates : 1979-08-01 - 1980-02-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 80V108000
Date Owner's Notified: 1980-08-25 Date Received by ODI: 1980-08-19 Date Added to Database: 1980-08-26
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 85325
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT TO STEERING KNUCKLE ATTACHING NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TORQUED TO SPECIFICATIONS. THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE NUT TO BACK OFF, RESULTING IN JOINT SEPARATION.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL PERFORM A TORQUE CHECK OF THE ATTACHING NUT, AND, IF NECESSARY, TIGHTEN IT. IN SOME CASES AN INADEQUATE TORQUE LEVEL MAY HAVE CAUSED BALL STUD OR STEERING KNUCKLE DAMAGE; IF SO, THE AFFECTED COMPONENTS WILL BE REPLACED AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: STEERING; LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT TO STEERING KNUCKLE ATTACHMENTNUT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF JOINT SEPARATION WERE TO OCCUR DRUING VEHICLEOPERATION, IT COULD AFFECT DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLEACCIDENT WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.