1982 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

Report Date:
October 24, 2007
Campaign Number:
07E088000
Component:
EQUIPMENT

Summary:
CERTAIN 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 Summary:
THIS CONDITION MAY CAUSE INADEQUATE SEALING AND LOSS OF ENGINE OIL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.

Corrective Summary:
HONEYWELL 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.

1982 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

Report Date:
April 11, 1991
Campaign Number:
91V055000
Component:
PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL

Summary:
PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTER FAILS TO OPERATE AND DO NOT WORK AFTER BRAKE PAD WEAR.

Consequence Summary:
PARKING BRAKES WILL NOT COMPLETELY HOLD A PARKED VEHICLEWHEN PARKED ON A SLOPE, CAUSING UNINTENDED VEHICLE ROLLAWAY WHICH COULD RESULTIN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:
REPLACE NONFUNCTIONING PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTERS.

1982 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

Report Date:
September 21, 1982
Campaign Number:
82V089000
Component:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Summary:
THE INVOLVED VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES". THE NON-COMPLIANCE EXISTS BECAUSE THE REAR SEAT BELT ANCHORAGES MAY PULL THROUGH THE UNDERBODY OF THE VEHICLE IF ENOUGH FORCE IS APPLIED.

Consequence Summary:
CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH MAY RESULT FROM A FAILURE OF BELT TO ADEQUATELY RESTRAIN OCCUPANTS.

Corrective Summary:
UPON INSPECTION, DEALER WILL INSTALL A REAR SEAT BELT ANCHORAGE REINFORCEMENT KIT TO ENSURE PROPER ANCHORING OF SEAT BELTS WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.

1982 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

Report Date:
July 29, 1982
Campaign Number:
82V076000
Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Summary:
FUEL TANK VENTILATOR VALVE IN THE FUEL SYSTEM MAY PRODUCE A LOUD AND PERSISTENT "WHISTLE" DURING VENTING OF THE TANK. IF THE FUEL FILLER CAP IS REMOVED WHILE THIS CONDITION EXISTS AND THE TANK IS MORE THAN 3/4 FULL, GASOLINE MAY BE FORCED OUT OF THE FILLER NECK ONTO BYSTANDERS.

Consequence Summary:
CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: FIRE AND PERSONAL INJURY COULD RESULT IF INTRODUCED TO AN IGNITION SOURCE.

Corrective Summary:
DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE FUEL TANK VENTILATOR AND PRESSURE CONTROL VALVES WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.