Am General Fj9

Model Fj9 made by Am General got 3 recalls. There were some recalls concerningexterior lighting, steering and structure.

Model 1977


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
77V152000AM GENERAL CORPORATION V (Vehicle)239710/17/1977MFRAM GENERAL LLC09/20/197710/12/1979571108
Defect SummaryThe involved vehicles are in non-compliance to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment, due to omission of rear reflex reflectors.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryThe dealer will install the necessary rear reflex reflectors, free of charge, on all affected vehicles.
NotesVehicle description: light trucks.system: lighting and communications; rear reflex reflectors.consequences of defect: a parked vehicle without rear reflectors and withrunning lights off may not be readily identified by oncoming traffic,especially at night or in severe weather conditions. an accident could resultdue to poor visibility.
77V126000AM GENERAL CORPORATION V (Vehicle)226308/11/1977MFRAM GENERAL LLC08/19/197710/12/1979
Defect SummaryOn the involved vehicles, the steering wheel retainer nut and both ends of the intermediate steering shaft assembly universal joint retaining hardware (consisting of the pinch bolt and nuts), may not have been tightened to specifications. this would allow the nuts to loosen and gradually back off.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryDealer will tighten all suspect nuts to correct specifications, without charge to owner.
NotesVehicle description: postal vans.system: steering; steering wheel, retainer nut.consequences of defect: the steering wheel could separate from the steeringshaft, resulting in loss of vehicle control and an accident.
77V061000AM GENERAL CORPORATION V (Vehicle)227005/01/1987MFRAM GENERAL LLC04/28/197710/12/1979571301
Defect SummaryThe involved vehicles do not conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 301, fuel system integrity. when subjected to a 30 m.p.h. fixed barrier collision test, the frame side rails collapsed and the bracketry attached to one of the rails supporting the fuel assembly ruptured or punctured the fuel tank. this could allow excessive fuel spillage.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryDealer will remount the fuel tank to the body floor pan and structure, and shield the frame reinforcement to prevent penetration.
NotesVehicle description: light trucks.system: structure; frame side rails.consequences of defect: fuel spillage, resulting from a vehicle impact, couldlead to a vehicle fire and serious passenger injuries.