Year: 1974 Make: BUICK Model: Century

Number of OPEN Recalls 2


NHTSA Recall Number:  74V016000
Recall Date:  25 January 1974

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GENERAL MOTORS CAMPAIGN NO 74-C-10. OLDSMOBILE CAMPAIGN NO 74-C-4. BUICKCAMPAIGN NO 74-C-3. PONTIAC CAMPAIGN NO 74-C-4. POSSIBILITY THAT THE FRONTSEAT LAP-BELT RETRACTOR MAY INTERMITTENTLY FAIL TO LOCK THE SEAT LAP-BELTWEBBING DUE TO WEAK LOCKING BAR SPRING. AS A RESULT, THE RETRACTOR MAY FAIL TOHOLD THE BELT IN POSITION DURING EXTREMELY HARD BRAKING ACTION OR UNDERACCIDENT CONDITIONS. THIS MAY CAUSE THE OCCUPANT TO SLIDE FORWARD ON THE SEATAND INCREASE THE POSSIBILITY OF INJURY. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLINGNEW ASSIST SPRING WHERE NECESSARY. )

NHTSA Recall Number:  73V250000
Recall Date:  27 December 1973

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CHEVROLET CAMPAIGN NO 74-C-09. PONTIAC 74-C-2. BUICK 74-C-2. OLDSMOBILE74-C-3. SPRINT 74-C-4. POSSIBILITY THAT THE FRONT UPPER CONTROL ARM INNERBUSHING RETAINER NUTS MAY LOOSEN AND COME OFF DURING NORMAL OPERATINGCONDITIONS. SHOULD THIS OCCUR, THE LOOSE CONTROL ARM MAY MOVE FORWARD ANDCONTACT THE UPPER CONTROL ARM MOUNTING BRACKET ON THE FRAME WHICH RESTRICTS ANYFURTHER FORWARD MOVEMENT. IF THIS VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN THIS CONDITION IT ISPOSSIBLE FOR THE CONTROL ARM CROSS SHAFT TO BREAK. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING ANDINSTALLING NEW BUSHING RETAINERS WHERE NECESSARY. )