THE C3 CORVETTE - RECALLS
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1968 Recalls
Make: CHEVROLET  Model: CORVETTE
Model Year: 1968

Manufacturer: CARDONE INDUSTRIES, INC.
Mfr's Report Date: MAY 07, 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03E032000  N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A 
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:CALIPER

Potential Number of Units Affected: 15899

Summary:
REMANUFACTURERD REAR BRAKE CALIPERS, PART NOS. 18-7019, 18-7020, 16-7019, AND 16-7020, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2002, TO APRIL, 25, 2003., AND FOR USE ON 1965 THRU 1982 CHEVROLET CORVETTES. THE SUBJECT BRAKE CALIPERS WERE MANUFACTURED USING IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED PISTON SEALS. THESE SEALS ARE INTENDED TO PREVENT FLUID LEAKAGE BETWEEN THE CALIPER HOUSING AND THE PISTONS. THESE BRAKE CALIPERS ARE FOR USE ONLY ON 1965 THRU 1982 CHEVROLET CORVETTE VEHICLES. THIS RECALL DOES NOT INVOLVE GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION OR ANY OF ITS PRODUCTS. 

Consequence:
UNDER THESE CONDITIONS, THE VEHICLE OPERATOR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO STOP THE CAR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy:
CARDONE WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND ALL UNSOLD INVENTORY WILL BE REPURCHASED AND WILL PROVIDE A FULL REFUND TO CUSTOMERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CARDONE AT 215-912-3000.

Notes:
ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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Make: CHEVROLET  Model: CORVETTE
Model Year: 1968

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Mfr's Report Date: NOV 30, 1967

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 67V117000  N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A 
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2781

Summary: None
 
Consequence:  None
 
Remedy: None
 
Notes:
POSSIBLE INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE LOWER EDGE OF THE LEFT FRONT FENDER SKIRT AND THE FRONT BRAKE PIPE, JUST IN FRONT OF THE STEERING GEAR. THIS COULD ALLOW THE SKIRT TO CHAFE AGAINST THE BRAKE PIPE WHICH COULD EVENTUALLY RESULT IN WEAR THROUGH OF THE BRAKE PIPE AND LOSS OF FRONT WHEEL BRAKE SYSTEM. BECAUSE OF DUAL SYSTEM, REAR BRAKES WOULD STILL BE OPERATIVE. (REWORK THE FENDER SKIRT.)
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