Year: 1981 Make: CHEVROLET Model: Impala

Number of OPEN Recalls 2


NHTSA Recall Number:  80V125000
Recall Date:  25 September 1980

SUMMARY
THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH A BRAKE PEDAL SUPPORT BRACKET WHICH WAS DESIGNED FOR USE IN DIESEL ENGINE VEHICLES. THE INCORRECT BRACKET MAY CAUSE THE SERVICE BRAKES TO REMAIN PARTIALLY APPLIED, RESULTING IN BRAKE OVERHEATING AND REDUCED BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH GASOLINE ENGINES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; BRAKE PEDAL, SUPPORT BRACKET.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS DEFECT COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT, ESPECIALLY INSITUATIONS WHICH REQUIRE A MINIMUM VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE.

NHTSA Recall Number:  83V077000
Recall Date:  19 August 1983

SUMMARY
ACCELERATOR PUMP LEVER RETAINING PIN MAY LOOSEN AFTER REPEATED HEAVY ACCELERATOR PEDAL APPLICATIONS. THIS COULD CAUSE THE THROTTLE TO BECOME STUCK IN THE OPEN POSITION.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH CLOSED LOOP QUADRAJETCARBURETORS AND POLICE CAR PACKAGES.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; ACCELERATOR PUMP LEVER RETAINING PIN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: VEHICLE SPEED WOULD NOT DECREASE EVEN AFTER THEACCELERATOR PEDAL IS NO LONGER DEPRESSED. LOSS OF ACCELERATOR CONTROL WITHOUTPRIOR WARNING COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: IF THE FAILURE OCCURS BEFORE CORRECTIVE SERVICE CAN BE PERFORMED, DRIVERSHOULD SHIFT TO NEUTRAL GEAR AND APPLY BRAKES AS NECESSARY. VEHICLE SHOULD BEPULLED OUT OF TRAFFIC AND THE IGNITION SHOULD BE TURNED OFF AFTER A COMPLETESTOP.