Year: 1977 Make: BUICK Model: Century

Number of OPEN Recalls 4


NHTSA Recall Number:  76V147000
Recall Date:  21 September 1976

SUMMARY

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
GENERAL MOTOR CAMPAIGN NO 77-C-2. V6 ENGINE ONLY AND AIR CONDITIONINGPOSSIBILITY THAT THE BLOWER MOTOR FEED WIRES WERE ROUTED ACROSS THE TOP OF THECOMPRESSOR-DELCOTRON SUPPORT STRUT. IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS THE INSULATION ONWIRE MAY WEAR THROUGH. SHOULD THIS HAPPEN, THE BLOWER CIRCUIT MAY BE SHORTCIRCUITED TO GROUND CAUSING THE FUSIBLE LINK IN THE ENGINE WIRING HARNESS TOOPEN THE CIRCUIT. THIS WILL CAUSE ENGINE TO STOP RUNNING AND AFFECT TAILLIGHTSAND WINDSHIELD WIPERS. THE HEADLIGHTS, HOWEVER, WILL OPERATE AS LONG ASBATTERY POWER IS AVAILABLE. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND RE-ROUTING WIRING WHERENECESSARY). PASSENGER VEHICLE.

NHTSA Recall Number:  07E088000
Recall Date:  24 October 2007

SUMMARY
CERTAIN HONEYWELL FRAM RACING BRAND HP4 AND HP8 OIL FILTERS THAT WERE MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 25, 2006, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 14, 2007, AND SOLD FOR USE AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR VEHICLES LIST ABOVE. THE AFFECTED FILTERS ARE MARKED WITH A DATE CODE A61451 THROUGH A72571 SEQUENTIALLY. THE DATE CODE AND PART NUMBER APPEAR ON THE FILTER HOUSING. FRAM RACING HP4 AND HP8 OIL FILTERS NOT BEARING A DATE CODE IN THIS RANGE ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS RECALL. THE GASKET OF THE OIL FILTER BECOMES MORE PLIABLE UNDER HIGH TEMPERATURES AND PRESSURES.

CONSEQUENCE
THIS CONDITION MAY CAUSE INADEQUATE SEALING AND LOSS OF ENGINE OIL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.

REMEDY
THIS CONDITION MAY CAUSE INADEQUATE SEALING AND LOSS OF ENGINE OIL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA Recall Number:  78V138000
Recall Date:  13 June 1978

SUMMARY
THE REAR AXLE SHAFTS MAY CONTAIN A FLAW IN THE METAL. THIS FLAW COULD ALLOW THE SHAFT TO BREAK AND THE TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY TO SEPARATE.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; AXLE/SHAFT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHOULD SEPARATION OCCUR WHILE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION,LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.NOTE: DRIVER SHOULD AVOID FAST CORNERING, RAPID ACCELERATION, OR ANY TYPE OFDRIVING WHICH MAY PRODUCE ABNORMALLY HEAVY LOADS ON THE REAR AXLE SHAFTS UNTILTHE VEHICLE CAN BE INSPECTED.

NHTSA Recall Number:  76V132000
Recall Date:  07 September 1976

SUMMARY

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
GENERAL MOTOR CAMPAIGN NO 77-C-1. POSSIBILITY THAT THE STEERING INTERMEDIATESHAFT MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH COUPLING RETAINER LOCKING TABS NOT BENT OVERPROPERLY OR ONE OR MORE OF THE LOWER FLEXIBLE COUPLING RIVETS IMPROPERLYPEENED. IF EITHER OF THESE CONDITIONS EXISTS, THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT ASSEMBLYCOULD SEPARATE CAUSING LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, AND VEHICLE CRASH MAY OCCURWITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING, AND REPLACING SHAFT WHERENECESSARY). PASSENGER VEHICLE.