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1978 NISSAN 280Z RECALL (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM)

Make: Nissan
Model Year: 1978
Model: 280Z
NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V242000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 295,710
Owner Notified Date: 01/17/1980
Report Received Date: 11/13/1979
Record Creation Date: 12/14/1979

1978 Nissan 280Z DEFECT SUMMARY

MOISTURE AND BLOW OF MIST PRESENT IN THE POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION SYSTEM MAY, UNDER CONDITIONS OF SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES, ACCUMULATE IN THE AIR REGULATOR, CAUSING PROLONGED ENGINE IDLE, IF OWNER FAILS TO FULLY WARM ENGINE BEFORE DRIVING. THE PCV SYSTEM CAN ALSO CAUSE A GUMMING IN THE THROTTLE SHAFT WHICH WILL IMPAIR THE SMOOTH OPEN/CLOSE OPERATION OF THE THROTTLE.

1978 Nissan 280Z DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

N/A

1978 Nissan 280Z RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL A NEW PCV VALVE SYSTEM WITH INCREASED FLOW CAPACITY. THE THROTTLE CHAMBERS AND AIR REGULATORS WILL BE INSPECTED AND CORRECTED AND A FINAL SYSTEM INTEGRITY CHECK WILL BE PERFORMED AT NO COST TO OWNER.
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL INJECTION; ELECTRICAL.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHOULD HIGH IDLE OCCUR WHEN THE ROADS ARE WET ORCOVERED WITH SNOW AND ICE, HARD BRAKING CAN CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AVEHICLE ACCIDENT.NOTE: THE OWNER IS ADVISED TO WARM UP THE ENGINE PROPERLY BEFORE DRIVING THECAR IN SEVERELY COLD WEATHER.

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