Pontiac Lemans 1980

Model Lemans made in 1980 by Pontiac got 1 investigation as well as 5 recalls. The car had one investigation (service brakes, hydraulic). There were some recalls concerningequipment and power train.

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.
84V149000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 08/01/1977 to 07/01/1980V (Vehicle)310000012/28/1984ODIGENERAL MOTORS CORP.11/24/198411/27/1984
Defect SummaryRear axle assembly may have axles that were improperly manufactured. this condition may result in separation of the axle shaft and wheel assembly from the vehicle.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryThe dealer will inspect the rear axle to determine whether it was manufactured at the buffalo plant. if so, they will make axle measurements and if necessary replace or modify affected axle components without charge.
NotesVehicle description: passenger vehicles and light trucks.system: power train; rear axle.consequences of defect: loss of the wheel assembly could lead to loss ofvehicle control and an accident.
85V048000GENERAL MOTORS CORP. V (Vehicle)1810000ODIGENERAL MOTORS CORP.04/29/198505/01/1985
Defect SummaryExcessive enlargement of the wheel cylinder pilot hole in the rear brake backing plate could allow the wheel cylinder to rotate and cause loss of brake fluid. consequence of defect: a loss of brake fluid leads to loss of rear brake action, creating the potential for an accident. front brakes would remain operational.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryAdd a part to prevent wheel cylinder from rotating.
NotesNote: owner notification will begin after september 1, 1985 and should be completed by september 30, 1985.vehicle description: midsize passenger cars and small trucks. system: rear brakes.
81V025000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 08/01/1977 to 12/01/1980V (Vehicle)582116003/09/1981MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.02/25/198103/06/1981
Defect SummaryThe 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 Summary
Corrective SummaryBoth rear control arm attachment bolts will be replaced without charge.
NotesSystem: 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.
81V022000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 01/01/1979 to 12/01/1979V (Vehicle)6735003/13/1981ODIGENERAL MOTORS CORP.02/11/198103/11/1981
Defect SummaryThe electro-clear rear window defoggers contain a defect which causes the glass to shatter without impact during or some time after use of the defogger. vertical electrical strips may deteriorate and cause hot spots that can result in breakage of the rear glass.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryVehicles will be inspected for presence of a particular weatherstrip. if present, a layer of a special conductive epoxy will be added to the vertical bar on the rear window glass. this epoxy is a new conductive material which will not react with the weatherstrip.
NotesVehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with electro-clear rear windowdefoggers.system: defogger; rear window.consequences of defect: driver distraction from the explosion could result in avehicle accident. broken or hot glass could cause personal injury to vehiclepassengers, other drivers, and nearby pedestrians.note: owners are advised not to use rear window defogger until vehicle isinspected.


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