CHEVROLET MALIBU 1978: SUSPENSION:REAR

Make : CHEVROLET Model : MALIBU Year : 1978
Build Dates : 1977-08-01 - 1980-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V025000
Date Owner's Notified: 1981-03-09 Date Received by ODI: 1981-02-25 Date Added to Database: 1981-03-06
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5821160
Summary:
      THE BOLTS THAT ATTACH THE LOWER REAR CONTROL ARM TO THE FRAME MAY FRACTURE. THE REAR CONTROL ARM SUPPORTS AND POSITIONS THE REAR AXLE. FRACTURE OF THE BOLTS WOULD ALLOW THE CONTROL ARM TO DROP FREE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      BOTH REAR CONTROL ARM ATTACHMENT BOLTS WILL BE REPLACED WITHOUT CHARGE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; REAR CONTROL ARM ATTACHING BOLTS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE FRACTURE OCCURS WHEN THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION,IT COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.