Year: 1983 Make: BUICK Model: Century

Number of OPEN Recalls 1


NHTSA Recall Number:  83V105000
Recall Date:  13 October 1983

SUMMARY
THE BRAKE PROPORTIONER VALVES MAY BREAK AND SEPARATE FROM THE MASTER CYLINDER. THIS WOULD ALLOW BRAKE FLUID TO LEAK AND WOULD RESULT IN A PARTIAL LOSS OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM.

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MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; BRAKE PROPORTIONER VALVES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SINCE THIS IS A DUAL BRAKE SYSTEM, PART OF THE SYSTEMWILL STILL WORK AND ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO BE STOPPED, BUT OVER A GREATERDISTANCE. PARTIAL LOSS OF THE BRAKING SYSTEM AT A TIME WHEN MINIMUM STOPPINGDISTANCE IS REQUIRED COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.