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Safety Features



1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Convertible LS

  • Rear seat child safety belt comfort guide
  • Front lap/shoulder belts, rear seat outer position 3-point seat belt system, rear center lap belt
  • Sport cloth reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
 
Crash Test Results for the 1997 Chevrolet Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1997 Chevrolet Astro 33Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 31Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 5534Not
Tested
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 4412Not
Tested
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 43Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Chevrolet C/K 54Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Chevrolet C/K 54Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 5443Not
Tested
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 4413Not
Tested
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Chevrolet S-10 32Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Chevrolet Venture 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1997 Chevrolet Venture 2dr Convertible LS
1997 CHEVROLET CAVALIER:

Bulletin Number: 000089008B
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY WANT TO TOW THEIR VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE WITH ALL FOUR TIRES ONT HE GROUND. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING RECREATIONAL (DINGHY) TOWING FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES INCLUDING 1988-2004 CHEVROLET AND GMC LI

Bulletin Number: 000089008E
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY WANT TO TOW THEIR VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE WITH ALL FOUR TIRES ONT HE GROUND. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING RECREATIONAL (DINGHY) TOWING FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES INCLUDING 1988-2004 CHEVROLET AND GMC LI

Bulletin Number: 000524001
INFORMATION REGARDING SNOW INTRUSION INTO REAR DRUM BRAKE ASSEMBLIES. **MR

Bulletin Number: 000849003
EXPERIENCING A RATTLE / SQUEAK IN RIGHT SIDE OF INSTRUMENT PANEL OR RIGHT FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL SCRATCHED OR RIGHT SIDE END OF INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTACTING DOOR TRIM PANEL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 00966
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) FRONT WHEEL SPEED CODES - JUMPER HARNESS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 00966B
ABS FRONT WHEEL SPEED CODES - JUMPER HARNESS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01-02-32-001
CONCERNS WITH CLUNK NOISE FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE TURNING MANEUVER / STEERING WHEEL ROTATION.*JB (LUBRICATE OR REPLACE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT AS APPROPRIATE). UPDATED 10/05/07. *NJ UPDATED 4/1/08. *NJ UPDATED 7/1/2008 *PE

Bulletin Number: 010232001B
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ON A CLUNK TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE DURING A TURNING MANEUVER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010232001C
INFORMATION REGARDING CLUNK NOISE FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE DURING TURNING. *YH *TT

Bulletin Number: 010232001C
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ON A CLUNK TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE DURING A TURNING MANEUVER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010232001F
CLUNK FELT/NOISE HEARD FROM STEERING COLUMN, STEERING GEAR AND/OR FRONT OF VEHICLE DURING TURNING MANEUVER AND/OR STEERING WHEEL ROTATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010602012
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON LEAKAGE OF A FEW DROPS OF COOLANT AFTER PARKING THEIR VEHICLE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010849009
SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER (IPC) REPLACEMENT. NLM

Bulletin Number: 01967
FRONT SUSPENSION STEER NOISE SMOOTH ROAD TURNS. *MR

Bulletin Number: 020308006
THIS BULLETIN IS BEING ISSUED TO REVISE THE FRONT SUSPENSION FASTNER TIGHTENING SPECIFICATIONS.*TT

Bulletin Number: 020601
CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF A CLUNK NOISE FROM FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE DURING TURNING MANEUVERS OR STEERING WHEEL ROTATION. *JB

Bulletin Number: 020730050
ENGINEERING CHANGES TO THE VALVE BODY, PRESSURE REGULATOR VALVE, 2-3 ACCUMULATOR VALVE AND BORE FOR 2002-2003 MODEL YEAR 4T45E TRANSAXLES AND SUBSEQUENT OVERHAUL PROCEDURES WHICH AFFECT 1995-2001 MODEL YEAR TRANSAXLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 022703
INOPERATIVE MANUAL OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR(S). *TT *JB

Bulletin Number: 030730021
NEUTRAL FLARE AND/OR RPM FLARE WHILE IN DRIVE, NO 1-2 UPSHIFT, SERVICE ENGINE SOON (SES) LIGHT ILLUMINATED, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P1810, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1815 SET. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030730021A
NEUTRAL FLARE AND/OR RPM FLARE WHILE IN DRIVE, NO 1-2 UPSHIFT, SERVICE ENGINE SOON (SES) LIGHT ILLUMINATED, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P1810, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1815 SET. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030864009A
LEFT OUTSIDE BREAKAWAY MIRROR INOPERATIVE. *TT UPDATE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030864011A
MIRROR VIBRATES AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 040235004D
CLUNK NOISE FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE DURING TURNING MANEUVER/STEERING WHEEL ROTATION. *TT *NM

Bulletin Number: 05-06-04-035D
This informational bulletin provides the technician with information on what E85 fuel may due to a non E85 vehicle.

Bulletin Number: 051101
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CLUNK TYPE NOISE ESPECIALLY FELT IN THE STEERING WHEEL WHILE TURNING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 051101
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CLUNK TYPE NOISE WHILE TURNING, ESPECIALLY FELT IN THE STEERING WHEEL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 051603
PROPER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE HIGH MOUNTED STOP LAMP THAT IS INTEGRATED IN THE REAR SPOILER. SOME DEALERS HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE LAMP NOT FITTING PROPERLY OR THAT PARTS ARE BEING DAMAGED DURING INSTALLATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 070232006
CLUNK FELT/NOISE HEARD FROM STEERING COLUMN, STEERING GEAR AND/OR FRONT OF VEHICLE DURING TURNING MANEUVER AND/OR STEERING WHEEL ROTATION (LUBRICATE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT [I-SHAFT]). *NJ

Bulletin Number: 070730025
INFORMATION ON 4T40-E (MN4) AND 4T45-E (MN5) FRONT WHEEL DRIVE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION VALVE BODY RECONDITIONING, DTC P0741, P0742, P0751, P0752, P0756, P0757, P1811, HARSH SHIFTS, SLIPS, NO DRIVE, NO REVERSE. *NJ

Bulletin Number: 150900
THIS MESSAGE CONCERNS VEHICLES EXHIBITING A CLUNK NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. CUSTOMERS MAY STATE THAT A CLUNK NOISE IS HEARD WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 16NA260
THIS TECHNICAL BULLETIN PROVIDES A PROCEDURE TO REPROGRAM THE MEDIA DISC PLAYER WITH THE LATEST CALIBRATIONS TO CORRECT A CONDITION OF THE REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM NOT OPERATING AS INTENDED IN COLDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURE AREAS DUE TO CALIBR

Bulletin Number: 17NA073
This warranty administration bulletin provides information regarding the field action courtesy transportation policy.

Bulletin Number: 17-NA-073
This warranty administration bulletin provides policy information with the field action courtesy transportation policy.

Bulletin Number: 180101
INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSING CLUNK OR BUMP NOISE USUALLY HEARD WHEN TURNING EMITTING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THIS CONDITION MAY ALSO BE FELT THROUGH THE STEERING WHEEL OF VEHICLE WITH THE CAR IN PARK OR MOVING SLOWLY AND THE STEERING

Bulletin Number: 291001
CUSTOMER CONCERN OF PREMATURE FOG LAMP FAILURE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 3253
VEHICLE WILL NOT MOVE IN EITHER DIRECTION. TRANSMISSION MAY SHOW OVER FULL. P90 4T40E 4T45E NO MOVEMENT DRIVE OR REVERSE. CONVERTER MAY BE EMPTY OF FLUID. *TT

Bulletin Number: 3447
4T40E OR 4T45E WILL NOT SHIFT NO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 4615
ABS PUMP RUNNING WHEN NOT NEEDED. *NJ

Bulletin Number: 549001A
CLN INDICATOR APPEARS ON RADIO DISPLAY AND DOES NOT TURN OFF (RESET CLN INDICATOR WITH THE EJECT BUTTON ON TAPE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 631040A
SCUFFED INTERIOR QUARTER TRIM PANELS ON CONVERTIBLE TOPS (ADD LOOP FASTENER TAPE/RE-STAKE REINFORCEMENT/ADD LOOP FASTENER). *TW

Bulletin Number: 636604C
COMMENTS THAT A METALLIC NOISE OR COLD RAP HEARD ON COLD EXHAUST SYSTEM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 637205
LEAK IN THE AXLE SEAL AREA (SHORTEN VENT HOSE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 638139
INTERIOR DOME LIGHT STAYS ON ALL THE TIME (REROUTE WIRE HARNESS). *TW

Bulletin Number: 676204
COOLANT LOSS, VISIBLE COOLANT LEAKAGE, LOW COOLANT LAMP ON OR COOLANT ODOR CAUSED BY COOLANT LEAKAGE. *TW

Bulletin Number: 677160
DELAY ENGAGEMENT INTO DRIVE AFTER COLD SOAK (REPLACE WITH REVISED FORWARD CLUTCH HOUSING ASSEMBLY COMPLETE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 731060B
CONVERTIBLE TOP COVER SHOWS WEAR OR PERMANENT DAMAGE IN VARIOUS AREAS. YD

Bulletin Number: 731502
LEFT HAND MIRROR DOES NOT ADJUST WHEN ADJUSTMENT LEVER IS MOVED (ADJUST LEVER TO ALIGN WITH LEVER SLIDE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 731601
RATTLE/SQUEAK FROM PASSENGER (RIGHT) SIDE OF REAR FOLDING SEATBACK AREA (REPOSITION RIGHT HAND FRAME ARM). *TW

Bulletin Number: 733403
REAR SHOCK NOISE IN TRUNK AREA - SOUNDS LIKE LOOSE LUMBER. *TW

Bulletin Number: 735018
COMMENTS THAT THE REAR BRAKES MAY DRAG/HEAT UP OR REAR OF CAR IS SQUATTING DUE TO AGGRESSIVE REAR BRAKE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 776001
KNOCK, RATTLE OR TAP NOISE FROM THE ENGINE BEFORE THE ENGINE HAS REACHED OPERATING TEMPERATURE OR UNDER LIGHT LOAD CONDITIONS AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE KNOCK, RATTLE OR TAP NOISE FROM THE ENGINE BEFORE THE ENGINE HAS REACHED OPERATING

Bulletin Number: 776001
INFORMATION CONCERNING ENGINE KNOCK/RATTLE OR TAP NOISE BEFORE ENGINE HAS REACHED OPERATING TEMPERATURE OR UNDER LIGHT LOAD CONDITIONS AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE (REPLACE PISTON AND/OR ROD ASSEMBLIES). AK

Bulletin Number: 776109
ENGINE STALL AT COLD START, ROUGH IDLE, OIL FILTER EXPANSION, HIGH OIL PRESSURE AND ENGINE MISFIRE DTC'S (REPLACE OIL PUMP WITH IMPROVED PRESS RELIEF VALVE BORE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 831522
REAR COMPARTMENT (TRUNK) LID LATCH DIFFICULT TO UNLOCK / OPEN. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9702019774T
VARIOUS INFORMATION REGARDING OVERNIGHT COLD SOAK CONDITIONS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970501738309
CONCERNS THAT LOW ENGINE COOLANT LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE DURING SUSTAINED DRIVING. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970501776109
EXHIBITING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, AND P0304 INDICATING ENGINE MISFIRE CONDITIONS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970801735026
COMMENT THAT THE ABS LIGHT IS ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) 46 AND 86 SET AS CURRENT OR HISTORY. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9709015015A
COMPLAINTS THAT THE ABS INDICATOR LAMP IS "ON". *YC

Bulletin Number: 971001731508
COMMENTS THAT THE DECK LID WILL NOT OPEN WHEN THE INTERIOR REMOTE RELEASE HANDLE IS PULLED. *YC

Bulletin Number: 971101731060
VARIOUS AREAS OF THE VEHICLE CONVERTIBLE TOP COVER SHOWS WEAR OR PERMANENT DAMAGE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 971101731616
COMMENTS THAT THE SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE SEAT BELT ANCHOR SLEEVE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98063
PRODUCT RECALL CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM FASTENERS ON VEHICLES HAVING A CONDITION WHICH COULD RESULT IN ONE OF THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM BOLTS BREAKING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 98636604A
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT THAT A METALLIC NOISE OR

Bulletin Number: 98636604B
COMMENTS THAT A METALLIC NOISE ON COLD EXHAUST SYSTEMS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 98731060A
COMMENTS ON THE CONVERTIBLE TOP COVER SHOWING WEAR OR PERMANENT DAMAGE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98731069
A RATTLE COMING FROM THE DOOR(S) WHEN THE DOOR WINDOW GLASS IS LOWERED. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98731616A
SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO SEAT BELT ANCHOR SLEEVE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98836416
CONDITIONS REGARDING WEAK OR DISCHARGED BATTERY, SLOW STARTING, GEN OR MIL LAMP ON, VARIOUS DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98876121A
VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CLATTERING NOISE AT IDLE SPEED ORIGINATING FROM THE TIMING CHAIN AND FRONT COVER AREA. *YC

Bulletin Number: 990138003
SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.2L ENGINES MAY EXHIBIT A ENGINE / TRANSMISSION WHINE AT 2800 - 32000 RPM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990308004
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO FRONT AND / OR REAR STABILIZER SHAFT SQUAWK / SQUEAK NOISE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990730030
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60 OR 4T60-E TRANSXALES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN IN PARK ON INCLINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990730030A
OWNERS OF SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60, 4T60-E OR 4T65-E TRANSAXLES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN STANDING IN PARK ON A HILL OR SLOPE WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND THE PARKING

Bulletin Number: 990850007
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT THERE IS A BULGE IN THE MATERIAL ON THE TOP BACKSIDE OF EITHER FRONT BUCKET SEAT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990857019
CONDITIONS WITH WATER LEAK AT FRONT HEADER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990864015
CONCERNS WITH THE LEFT HAND MANUAL MIRROR NOT ADJUSTING WHEN THE ADJUSTMENT LEVER IS MOVED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990864026
ON SOME CONVERTIBLE MODELS, THE DOOR RATTLES WHEN CLOSING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990940001
CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN THAT THE FRONT SEAT SHOULDER BELT PLASTIC COVER WILL NOT STAY SNAPPED IN PLACE ON COUPE MODELS ONLY. *TT

Bulletin Number: PIC4696A
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIC4696A
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIC4696B
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIC4696C
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIP4723B
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: VSS19990020
SUBJECT REGARDING REQUEST FOR CUSTOMER COMPLAINT VEHICLES WHICH HAVE A FRONT BRAKE SQUEAK / SQUEAL NOISE COMPLAINT. *TT

 
Recalls for 1997 Chevrolet Venture 2dr Convertible LS
1997 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
NHTSA Campaign ID: 96V160000
Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 08/01/1996 - 08/31/1996
Potential Units Affected: 50
Defect Description:
THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN INCORRECT WIPER BLADE ASSEMBLY (17" LONG INSTEAD OF 22" LONG) ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 104, "WINDSHIELD WIPING AND WASHING SYSTEMS."
Consequence:
THE AREA AND PATTERN WIPED ON THE WINDSHIELD WILL BE REDUCED AND COULD AFFECT THE DRIVER'S VIEW IN WET WEATHER INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR THE CORRECT WIPER BLADE ASSEMBLY AND INSTALL A CORRECT LENGTH WIPER BLADE ASSEMBLY.
1997 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
NHTSA Campaign ID: 98V319000
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/1996 - 03/31/1997
Potential Units Affected: 27083
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ONE OF THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM BOLTS CAN FATIGUE AND BREAK.
Consequence:
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION, A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL CAN OCCUR, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM FASTENERS.
1997 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
NHTSA Campaign ID: 02V070000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 07/01/1996 - 07/31/1997
Potential Units Affected: 1589948
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS.
Consequence:
IF THE SWITCH IS DAMAGED, A FIRE COULD OCCUR IN THE STEERING COLUMN, EVEN WITH THE ENGINE OFF AND THE KEY REMOVED.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RELAY KIT IN THESE VEHICLES TO PREVENT HIGH CURRENT FROM FLOWING THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 27, 2002. 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 CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737, BUICK AT 1-800-521-7300, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537.
1997 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
NHTSA Campaign ID: 02V286000
Component: STEERING:RACK AND PINION
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 07/01/1996 - 07/31/1997
Potential Units Affected: 1159156
Defect Description:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE AND SOME OTHER RETAINERS USED IN VEHICLES ASSEMBLED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1996 AND OCTOBER 31, 1997, COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.
Consequence:
IF THIS OCCURS, THE PINION SHAFT CAN BE FORCED UPWARD DURING LEFT TURNS AND BACK DOWN AS THE STEERING WHEEL IS MOVED BACK AND TO THE RIGHT. IF THE PINION SHAFT MOVES FURTHER, THE DRIVER WILL NEED TO EXERT MORE EFFORT TO TURN THE STEERING WHEEL, SIMILAR TO A VEHICLE WITHOUT POWER ASSISTED STEERING. IF THE PINION SHAFT MOVES EVEN FURTHER, THE DRIVER WILL REQUIRE MUCH HIGHER EFFORT TO TURN LEFT AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TURN THE WHEEL AS MUCH AS INTENDED. WITH THE MAXIMUM PINION SHAFT MOVEMENT, WHICH REQUIRES INTERNAL GEAR COMPONENT DAMAGE, THE DRIVER CAN ENCOUNTER HIGH RESISTANCE TO TURNING LEFT, FOLLOWED BY UNINTENDED POWER ASSIST TO THE RIGHT. IN ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS, A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW LOWER PINION BEARING UNLESS INSPECT OF THE EXISTING BEARING INDICATES THAT REPLACEMENT OF THE GEAR ASSEMBLY IS NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 24, 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 CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537.
1997 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
NHTSA Campaign ID: 98V032000
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 04/01/1997 - 04/30/1997
Potential Units Affected: 8
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH MIS-LOCATED WELDS AT THE JOINT BETWEEN THE LEFT ROCKER PANEL INNER REINFORCEMENT AND THE BODY SIDE RING. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 214, "SIDE DOOR STRENGTH."
Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE SHEET METAL STRUCTURE WOULD NOT PERFORM AS DESIRED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WELDS AND, IF NECESSARY, PLACE FIVE WELDS BETWEEN THE INVOLVED PANELS AND APPLY PRIMER AND TOPCOAT FINISH MATERIALS.
1997 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
NHTSA Campaign ID: 98V146000
Component: AIR BAGS
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 07/01/1996 - 05/31/1997
Potential Units Affected: 675302
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. BECAUSE OF CERTAIN CALIBRATIONS IN THE AIR BAG'S SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE, AN INADVERTENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT COULD OCCUR IN A LOW SPEED CRASH OR WHEN AN OBJECT STRIKES THE FLOOR PAN.
Consequence:
AIR BAGS DEPLOY WITH GREAT FORCE AND CAN SERIOUSLY INJURE UNRESTRAINED OCCUPANTS WHO ARE TOO CLOSE TO THEM.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL RECALIBRATE THE AIR BAG SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE.
1997 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
NHTSA Campaign ID: 97V106000
Component: WHEELS:SPACE SAVER WHEEL
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 04/01/1997 - 04/30/1997
Potential Units Affected: 652
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE COMPACT SPARE TIRE ASSEMBLIES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH INCORRECT RIMS. IF THE SPARE TIRE IS UNDERINFLATED, THE BEAD CAN SEPARATE FROM THE RIM CAUSING A RAPID LOSS OF AIR. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS."
Consequence:
A RAPID LOSS OF AIR CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RIM ON THE COMPACT SPARE TIRE ASSEMBLY. OWNERS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO USE THE SPARE TIRE UNTIL THE RIM HAS BEEN REPLACED.
 


2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

  • Driver Airbag
  • Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
  • Front Side Airbags With Head Protection
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Rear Electronic Parking Aid With Ultrasonic Sensors
  • Automatic Safety Rollbar
  • Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
  • Front and Rear Pretensioners
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2012 Maserati Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible
2012 MASERATI GRANTURISMO:

Bulletin Number: MAS001319
Notification of changes to the online documentation sites TechInt and TechDoc.

Bulletin Number: MAS001338
New guidelines for use of Blue-On-Line technical support requests and warranty requests for authorization.

Bulletin Number: MAS001361
Notification of diagnostic server downtime for maintenance.

Bulletin Number: MAS001736
Technical Bulletin procedure for ECM Re-Flash for voluntary emissions recall #373.

Bulletin Number: MAS001736
Technical Bulletin procedure for ECM Re-Flash for voluntary emissions recall #373.

Bulletin Number: MTB-153
MASERATI: NEW PROCEDURE TO AVOID THE UNNECESSARY REPLACEMENT OF THE REAR HUB HOLDER. HELI-COIL INSTALLATION PROCEDURE ATTACHED IN THE BULLETIN. *KB

 
Recalls for 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible
2012 MASERATI GRANTURISMO
NHTSA Campaign ID: 12V489000
Component: TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
Manufacturer: MASERATI NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected: 485
Defect Description:
Maserati is recalling certain model year 2012 Quattroporte, Granturismo, Granturismo Convertible, and Granturismo MC vehicles. The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may malfunction due to a software error, preventing the driver from being notified of a low tire pressure situation.
Consequence:
If the driver continues to operate the vehicle with a tire that has low air pressure, the tire may fail, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the TPMS control unit free of charge. The recall began on October 31, 2012. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737.
 






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