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1978 TOYOTA COROLLA RECALL (STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION))

Make: Toyota
Model Year: 1978
Model: COROLLA
NHTSA Campaign Number: 80V028000
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 79,392
Owner Notified Date: 03/28/1980
Report Received Date: 03/18/1980
Record Creation Date: 04/04/1980

1978 Toyota COROLLA DEFECT SUMMARY

THE LOCK NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED ENOUGH ON THE STEERING GEAR BOX WORM GEAR BEARING AND ADJUSTER. CONSEQUENTLY, THE WORM GEAR ADJUSTER MAY BECOME LOOSE DUE TO EXCESSIVE PRESSURE FROM HARD REPEATED STEERING.

1978 Toyota COROLLA DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

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1978 Toyota COROLLA RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

DEALER WILL INSPECT THE STEERING GEAR BOX ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES AND, IF NECESSARY, SECURE THE STEERING GEAR BOX WORM GEAR BEARING AND ADJUSTER TO PREVENT STEERING INSTABILITY.
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: STEERING; STEERING GEAR BOX LOCK NUT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN FREE PLAY OF THESTEERING GEAR, POSSIBLE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.

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