CHEVROLET MALIBU 1978: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Make : CHEVROLET Model : MALIBU Year : 1978
Build Dates : 1977-08-01 - 1980-07-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 84V149000
Date Owner's Notified: 1984-12-28 Date Received by ODI: 1984-11-24 Date Added to Database: 1984-11-27
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3100000
Summary:
      REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY MAY HAVE AXLES THAT WERE IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. THIS CONDITION MAY RESULT IN SEPARATION OF THE AXLE SHAFT AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY FROM THE VEHICLE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL INSPECT THE REAR AXLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER IT WAS MANUFACTURED AT THE BUFFALO PLANT. IF SO, THEY WILL MAKE AXLE MEASUREMENTS AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE OR MODIFY AFFECTED AXLE COMPONENTS WITHOUT CHARGE.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; REAR AXLE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY COULD LEAD TO LOSS OFVEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.