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1981 SUBARU SUBARU RECALL (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS)

Make: Subaru
Model Year: 1981
Model: SUBARU
NHTSA Campaign Number: 83V026000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 230,041
Owner Notified Date: 04/25/1983
Report Received Date: 03/03/1983
Record Creation Date: 03/11/1983

1981 Subaru SUBARU DEFECT SUMMARY

THE DEFECT INVOLVES THE 25 AMP HEADLIGHT FUSE HOLDER. THERE MAY BE EXCESSIVE ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE CAUSED BY THE LOOSENESS OF THE RIVET HOLDING THE FUSE HOLDER TO THE TERMINAL PLATE. EXCESS RESISTANCE MAY CAUSE THE SOLDERED END OF THE FUSE TO MELT. AN OPEN CIRCUIT COULD OCCUR AND THE HEADLIGHTS WOULD NOT OPERATE.

1981 Subaru SUBARU DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

N/A

1981 Subaru SUBARU RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

DEALER WILL REPLACE THE HEADLIGHT FUSE HOLDER WITH AN INLINE FUEL HARNESS KIT.
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: LIGHTING AND COMMUNICATIONS; HEADLAMP FUSE HOLDER.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: HEADLIGHTS MAY SUDDENLY GO OUT. IF THE LIGHT FAILUREWERE TO OCCUR AT NIGHT WHILE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, A VEHICLE CRASH COULDPOSSIBLY RESULT.

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