Year: 1982 Make: BUICK Model: Century

Number of OPEN Recalls 2


NHTSA Recall Number:  82V021000
Recall Date:  08 March 1982

SUMMARY
UNDER CERTAAIN CONDITIONS, THE HOSE CLAMPS ON THE FUEL TANK FILLER PIPE AND FUEL TANK FILLER VENT PIPE COULD FRACTURE. THE FRACTURE OF THESE CLAMPS COULD CAUSE FUEL LEAKAGE AT ANY OF THE FOUR PIPE TO HOSE CONNECTIONS. LEAKAGE CAN OCCUR DURING REFUELING, OR WHILE DRIVING, IF THE FUEL TANK IS ABOVE 3/4 FULL.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL TANK, FILLER AND VENT PIPES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF AN IGNITION SOURCE IS PRESENT WHEN FUEL LEAKAGEOCCURS, A FIRE COULD START AND CAUSE VEHICLE DAMAGE AND SERIOUS PERSONALINJURY.NOTE: UNTIL THE VEHICLE CAN BE INSPECTED AND THE NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS AREMADE, THE FUEL TANK SHOULD NOT BE FILLED MORE THAN 3/4 FULL. ALSO, THE DEALERSHOULD BE CONTACTED IMMEDIATELY IF ANY FUEL LEAKAGE IS DETECTED.

NHTSA Recall Number:  83V007000
Recall Date:  01 January 1983

SUMMARY
REAR BRAKE HOSES MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED INCORRECTLY WHEN THE METAL END FITTINGS WERE INSTALLED. SOME REAR BRAKE HOSES MAY SEPARATE FROM THE METAL END FITTINGS WHEN SUBJECTED TO THE PULLING FORCE SPECIFIED BY FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 106, "BRAKE HOSES".

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; REAR BRAKE HOSES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: A SEPARATION MAY RESULT IN A LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID AND APARTIAL LOSS OF BRAKING ACTION. A PARTIAL LOSS OF BRAKING ACTION COULD RESULTIN A VEHICLE CRASH IN SITUATIONS IN WHICH A MINIMUM STOPPING DISTANCE ISREQUIRED.