1987 Chevrolet ASTRO Equipment Mechanical Carrier Rack Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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1987 Chevrolet ASTRO Equipment Mechanical Carrier Rack Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID128927
 Internal NHTSA #700736
 ManufacurerGENERAL MOTORS CORP.
 BrandCHEVROLET
 ModelASTRO
 Model Year1987
 File date10/01/98
 ComponentEQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:CARRIER/RACK
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemSpare tire is suspended under vehicle with a steel cable. This cable broke while vehicle was in motion and tire fell off of vehicle. Fortunately the vehicle was traveling at only 10 mph. This could have been very serious! No less than 2 people have been killed in the city of syracuse by simillar accidents over the past 15 years! This cable failed because it rusted through. It is also imposible to inspect the condition of this cable without removing the spare tire. The cable should be replaced with a stainless steel cable. Non-stanless steel cables should not be allowed in this safety critical application.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure0
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateJAMESVILLE, NY
VIN pattern 1GNDM15Z0HBXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase01/01/95
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
Drive train typeRWD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed10
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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