Pontiac Firebird 1980

Model Firebird made in 1980 by Pontiac got 1 investigation as well as 3 recalls. The car had one investigation (vehicle speed control). There were some recalls concerningequipment and steering.

Model 1980


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
07E088000HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC. E (Equipment)12168011/08/2007MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.10/24/200710/30/2007
Defect SummaryCertain 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 SummaryThis condition may cause inadequate sealing and loss of engine oil, possibly resulting in a fire.
Corrective SummaryHoneywell will replace the affected oil filters free of charge. the recall began during november 2007. owners can contact fram customer service toll-free at 1-800-890-2075.
NotesCustomers 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.
80V049000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 10/01/1979 to 10/01/1979V (Vehicle)1605/01/1980MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.04/28/198005/02/1980571110
Defect SummaryVehicles may fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, tire selection and rims. placard on rear edge of left door may show an incorrect vehicle capacity weight instead of the correct figure of 800 lbs.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryDealer will install the correct label free of charge to owner.
NotesVehicle description: passenger vehicles.system: equipment; tire information labels.consequences of defect: improper loading could occur, leading to undesirablehandling characteristics due to overloading of the tires. this could cause anaccident.
80V108000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 08/01/1979 to 02/01/1980V (Vehicle)8532508/25/1980MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.08/19/198008/26/1980
Defect SummaryOn certain vehicles, the lower control arm ball joint to steering knuckle attaching nut may not have been torqued to specifications. this condition could cause the nut to back off, resulting in joint separation.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryThe dealer will perform a torque check of the attaching nut, and, if necessary, tighten it. in some cases an inadequate torque level may have caused ball stud or steering knuckle damage; if so, the affected components will be replaced at no charge to owner.
NotesVehicle description: passenger vehicles.system: steering; lower control arm ball joint to steering knuckle attachmentnut.consequences of defect: if joint separation were to occur druing vehicleoperation, it could affect directional control, which could result in a vehicleaccident without prior warning.


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
 Fuel leakage at filler neck