CHEVROLET MALIBU 1978: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:WHEEL CYLINDERS

Make : CHEVROLET Model : MALIBU Year : 1978
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 77V181000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 1977-10-17 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:WHEEL CYLINDERS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 636
Summary:
      THE REAR BRAKE WHEEL CYLINDER RETAINER ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY INSTALLED. SHOULD THE WHEEL CYLINDER RETAINER BECOME COMPLETELY DISENGAGED, THE WHEEL CYLINDER COULD MOVE OUTBOARD CAUSING A LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID AND A LOSS OF REAR BRAKING ACTION.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL REPOSITION THE REAR WHEEL BRAKE CYLINDER RETAINERS, FREE OF CHARGE, ON ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; REAR WHEEL BRAKE CYLINDER RETAINERS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF REAR BRAKING CAPABILITY CAN OCCUR WITHOUTWARNING AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.NOTE: LOSS OF BRAKING ACTION WILL BE SIGNALLED TO DRIVER BY THE WARNING LIGHTON THE DASH AND BY AN INCREASE IN BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL AND INCREASED VEHICLESTOPPING DISTANCES.