Buick Centurion

Model Centurion made by Buick got 3 recalls. There were some recalls concerningstructure, visibility and wheels.

Model 1971


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
73V013000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 08/01/1970 to 07/01/1972V (Vehicle)370706402/06/1973ODIGENERAL MOTORS CORP.01/24/197310/12/1979
Defect SummaryThe possibility exists that driving on unpaved road surfaces, particularly roads which are heavily graveled and which are extremely wavy or filled with chuckholes, at speeds which cause the car to pitch excessively, the front crossmember may scoop up loose stones or gravel and could be thrown into the engine compartment. it is possible for one of these stones to lodge between the steering coupling and the frame and cause increased steering effort or interference with steering control of the car when steering wheel is turned to the left.
Consequence SummaryIncreased steering effort or interference with steeringcontrol may lead to loss of vehicle control and an accident.
Corrective SummaryInspect and install shield on affected vehicles.
NotesSystem: steering.vehicle description: passenger cars.
71V127000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 06/01/1971 to 06/01/1971V (Vehicle)1500007/31/1971MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.08/02/197110/12/1979
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NotesBuick campaign no 71-c-3.possibility that heater control sup port bracket mayhave burr on its edge which could contact hea dlight switch wiring.ifcondition exists, burr could cut thr ough switch wiring, causing electricalshort and resulting infire in instrument instrument cluster area.fire canoccur wh en vehicle is in operation or when unattended with ignition sw itch inoff position.(correct by installing insulation betwe en headlight switchwiring and heater control support bracket. )
72V013000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 04/01/1971 to 05/01/1971V (Vehicle)3088503/22/1972MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.01/15/197210/12/1979
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NotesOldsmobile campaign no 71-c-3.buick no 71-c-4.pontiac no 71-c-5 and no71-c-5a.with wheels indentified as 15x6, k11 bx.possibility of weldsbreaking where wheel spider (disc) attaches to rim.fatigue cracking may occuraround spot welds of disc-to-rim attachment and could possibly result ineventual separation of disc from rim.(correct by inspecting and replacingwhere necessary with improved wheel.)