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Make: CHEVROLET  Model: CORVETTE
Model Year: 1969

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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03E032000
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: 1969

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Mfr's Report Date: DEC 27, 1968

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 69V001000  N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A 
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 4420

Summary: None
 
Consequence: None
 
Remedy: None
 
Notes:
POSSIBILITY THAT SEAT BELTS WILL NOT LATCH PROPERLY IF BELT TONGUE IS INSERTEDUPSIDE DOWN INTO BELT BUCKLE, EVEN THOUGH IT WILL GIVE IMPRESSION OF BEINGPROPERLY LATCHED. ALSO A POSSIBILITY THAT PROPERLY LATCHED BUCKLE COULD DIS-ENGAGE IF SEVERE SIDE IMPACT IS RECEIVED IN BUCKLE AREA. (CORRECT BYINSTALLING NEW BELT ASSEMBLIES.) POSSIBILITY THAT SEAT BACK LOCK FORKS MAY HAVEBEEN IMPROPERLY HEAT TREATED, MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR ONE OR BOTH OF THEM TOBREAK DURING LATCHING OF SEAT BACK. THIS COULD PERMIT FORWARD MOVEMENT OF SEATBACK IF FORWARD FORCE IS APPLIED TO SEAT BACK ASSEMBLY. (CORRECT BY INSTALLING NEW LOCK FORKS WHERE NECESSARY.)

 





THE C3 CORVETTE - RECALLS
1969 Recalls
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