Year: 1981 Make: CHEVROLET Model: Malibu

Number of OPEN Recalls 3


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:  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:  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.