Year: 1981 Make: BUICK Model: Century

Number of OPEN Recalls 3


NHTSA Recall Number:  81V025000
Recall Date:  25 February 1981

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

MANUFACTURER 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.

NHTSA Recall Number:  81V009000
Recall Date:  13 January 1981

SUMMARY
THE STEEL USED IN SOME COMPACT SPARE WHEELS IS TOO THIN. WHILE IN SERVICE THE WHEEL MAY FRACTURE, RESULTING IN A PARTIAL OR COMPLETE SEPARATION OF THE WHEEL AND TIRE FROM THE VEHICLE.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH LIMITED SLIP AXLES ANDCOMPACT SPARE WHEEL ASSEMBLIES.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; COMPACT SPARE WHEEL.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF SEPARATION OCCURS DURING VEHICLE OPERATION, LOSS OFVEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

NHTSA Recall Number:  81V036000
Recall Date:  23 March 1981

SUMMARY
"TX" HEAVY DUTY WHEELS MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH LAMINATED STEEL. THE WHEEL DISC MAY FRACTURE AND THE WHEEL AND TIRE COULD PARTIALLY OR COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH "TX"HEAVY DUTY WHEELS.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; WHEELS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF SEPARATION OF WHEEL AND TIRE FROM VEHICLE OCCURSWHILE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, DRIVER COULD EXPERIENCE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL ANDHAVE AN ACCIDENT.