2003 Chevrolet CAVALIER Steering Recall

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2003 Chevrolet CAVALIER Steering Recall

 NHTSA Recall #81083
NHTSA Compaign #08E063000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerDORMAN PRODUCTS, INC.
 SupplierCHEVROLET
 BrandCHEVROLET
 ModelCAVALIER
 Model Year2003
 ComponentSTEERING
 Date of notification16/10/08
 Begin date of manufacuring18/09/19
 End date of manufacturing18/09/19
Type of recallE
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received17/10/08
 Report created20/10/08
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units3855
 Defect summaryDorman products is recalling 3,900 intermediate steering shafts dorman part nos. 425-151, 425-152, and 425-153, (sold under dorman's "oe solutions" brand name), balkamp #'s 7-3057, 7-3058, 7-3059 (sold under the "napa" brand name), and platinum parts #'s 2425151, 2425152, and 2425153 manufactured during the month of september 2007. These replacement steering shafts can be used on the vehicles listed above. The weld connecting the inner tube to the outer tube may be defective.
 Consequence summaryIf the weld fails, loss of steering could result, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
 Corrective actionDorman will notify owners and replace the steering shafts free of charge. The recall began on october 16, 2008. Owners may contact dorman toll free at 1-800-523-2492.
 Recall notesThis recall only pertains to dorman's oe solutions brand name, balkamp's napa brand, and the platinum brand steering shafts and has no relation to any original equipment installed on vehicles manufactured by general motors corporation. Customers 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.
  • 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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