Year: 1973 Make: BUICK Model: Century

Number of OPEN Recalls 3


NHTSA Recall Number:  73V152000
Recall Date:  16 July 1973

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CHEVROLET CAMPAIGN NO. 73-C-15, PONTIAC CAMPAIGN NO 73-C-6, BUICK CAMPAIGN NO73-C-2, GMC CAMPAIGN NO 73-C-20. POSSIBILITY THAT THE GASKET BETWEEN THEMASTER CYLINDER AND THEFORWARD SIDE OF THE DASH, AND THE BOOT WHICH COVERS THEREAR OPENING OF THE MASTER CYLINDER IN THE DRIVER'S COMPARTMENT WEREOMITTED INASSEMBLY. IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS IT COULD CAUSE CORROSION OF THE CYLINDERBORE AND DAMAGE PISTON SEAL RESULTINGIN LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID AND IMPAIREDBRAKING. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACING GASKET AND BOOT. )

NHTSA Recall Number:  74V027000
Recall Date:  15 February 1974

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OLDSMOBILE CAMPAIGN NO 74-C-5. BUICK CAMPAIGN NO 73-C-3. GMC TRUCK CAMPAIGNNO 74-C-06. CHEVROLET CAMPAIGN NO 74-C-11. PONTIAC CAMPAIGN NO 74-C-5.POSSIBILITY THAT THE SINGLE DIAPHRAGM BRAKE VACUUM POWER BOOSTER WAS ASSEMBLEDWITH DEMENSIONAL DESCREPANCIES IN THE VACUUM POWER BOOSTER HOUSING WHICH MAYREDUCE THE TORQUE REQUIRED TO UNLOCK THE FRONT HALF OF THE HOUSING FROM THEREAR HALF. IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE LOW UNLOCKING TORQUE COUPLED WITHOTHER VARIATIONS IN THE ASSEMBLY MAY CAUSE HOUSING TO ROTATE AND DISENGAGE FROMTHE LOCKING TABS RESULTING IN SEPARATION OF THE TWO HALVES OF THE BOOSTER ANDCOMPLETE LOSS OF BRAKES. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND STAKING THE HOUSING AT TWOPOINTS TO PRECLUDE ROTATION OF THE HOUSING.

NHTSA Recall Number:  72V275000
Recall Date:  14 November 1972

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GENERAL MOTOR CAMPAIGN NO (CHEVROLET 73-C-03, PONTIAC 73-C-1, BUICK 73-C-1,OLDSMOBILE 73-C-2, AND GMC 73-C-1). POSSIBILITY THAT STEERING LINKAGE MAYOVER-TRAVEL AND CAUSE SEVERE FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN. CONDITION CAN OCCUR WHENSTEERING WHEEL IS TURNED TO EXTREME LEFT POSITION WHILE VEHICLE IS IN REVERSEAND RIGHT FRONT TIRE STRIKES OBJECT SUCH AS CURB OR PARKING BLOCK. OPERATIONOF VEHICLE IN THIS CONDITION CAN DAMAGE RIGHT HAND INNER TIE ROD END ASSEMBLYWHICH EVENTUALLY COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL OF RIGHT FRONT WHEEL.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLING IDLER ARM STOP BRACKET WHERE NECESSARY.)