Pontiac Firebird 1981

Model Firebird made in 1981 by Pontiac got 1 investigation as well as 2 recalls. The car had one investigation (vehicle speed control). There were some recalls concerningequipment and seat belts.

Model 1981


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.
81V060000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 08/01/1980 to 09/01/1980V (Vehicle)5523805/28/1981MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.05/19/198106/02/1981571208
Defect SummaryOn certain vehicles, the seat belt retractors in the rear seating positions contain first lock positions which will not lock when used by smaller passengers. this fails to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, occupant crash protection.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryAll owners will be sent a pre-paid postage card that is to be filled out and sent back. the card will indicate whether the seat belts are functioning properly. if dealer inspects seat belts, the seat belt retractors will be replaced, if necessary, without charge.
NotesVehicle description: passenger vehicles.system: interior; seat belt retractors.consequences of defect: in the event of a collision, if passengers are notsecurely restrained, the possibility of personal injury and death would beincreased.


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
 Fuel leakage at filler neck