Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 1978 Chevrolet El Camino vehicles

1978 Chevrolet El Camino (10/24/2007)  

Campaign Number: 07E088000

Component Name: EQUIPMENT

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Description: CERTAIN HONEYWELL FRAM RACING BRAND HP4 AND HP8 OIL FILTERS THAT WERE MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 25, 2006, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 14, 2007, AND SOLD FOR USE AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR VEHICLES LIST ABOVE. THE AFFECTED FILTERS ARE MARKED WITH A DATE CODE A61451 THROUGH A72571 SEQUENTIALLY. THE DATE CODE AND PART NUMBER APPEAR ON THE FILTER HOUSING. FRAM RACING HP4 AND HP8 OIL FILTERS NOT BEARING A DATE CODE IN THIS RANGE ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS RECALL. THE GASKET OF THE OIL FILTER BECOMES MORE PLIABLE UNDER HIGH TEMPERATURES AND PRESSURES.

Defect: THIS CONDITION MAY CAUSE INADEQUATE SEALING AND LOSS OF ENGINE OIL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action: HONEYWELL WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED OIL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING NOVEMBER 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FRAM CUSTOMER SERVICE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-890-2075.

1978 Chevrolet El Camino (4/29/1985)  

Campaign Number: 85V048000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:WHEEL CYLINDERS

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Description: EXCESSIVE ENLARGEMENT OF THE WHEEL CYLINDER PILOT HOLE IN THE REAR BRAKE BACKING PLATE COULD ALLOW THE WHEEL CYLINDER TO ROTATE AND CAUSE LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: A LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID LEADS TO LOSS OF REAR BRAKE ACTION, CREATING THE POTENTIAL FOR AN ACCIDENT. FRONT BRAKES WOULD REMAIN OPERATIONAL.

Defect:

Corrective Action: ADD A PART TO PREVENT WHEEL CYLINDER FROM ROTATING.

1978 Chevrolet El Camino (11/24/1984)  

Campaign Number: 84V149000

Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Description: REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY MAY HAVE AXLES THAT WERE IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. THIS CONDITION MAY RESULT IN SEPARATION OF THE AXLE SHAFT AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY FROM THE VEHICLE.

Defect:

Corrective Action: THE DEALER WILL INSPECT THE REAR AXLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER IT WAS MANUFACTURED AT THE BUFFALO PLANT. IF SO, THEY WILL MAKE AXLE MEASUREMENTS AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE OR MODIFY AFFECTED AXLE COMPONENTS WITHOUT CHARGE.

1978 Chevrolet El Camino (2/25/1981)  

Campaign Number: 81V025000

Component Name: SUSPENSION:REAR

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Description: THE BOLTS THAT ATTACH THE LOWER REAR CONTROL ARM TO THE FRAME MAY FRACTURE. THE REAR CONTROL ARM SUPPORTS AND POSITIONS THE REAR AXLE. FRACTURE OF THE BOLTS WOULD ALLOW THE CONTROL ARM TO DROP FREE.

Defect:

Corrective Action: BOTH REAR CONTROL ARM ATTACHMENT BOLTS WILL BE REPLACED WITHOUT CHARGE.

1978 Chevrolet El Camino (6/13/1978)  

Campaign Number: 78V139000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Description: THE HUB PORTION OF THE FAN BLADE ASSEMBLY COULD CRACK DUE TO HIGH STRESS LEVELS GENERATED DURING ENGINE OPERATING CONDITIONS. EVENTUALLY, THE BLADE COULD BREAK APART AT THE HUB AND BLADE PIECES COULD BE PROPELLED INTO THE ENGINE. IF THE HOOD IS OPEN WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING, THE FRAGMENTS WOULD BE FREE TO FLY FROM THE VEHICLE.

Defect:

Corrective Action: DEALER WILL REPLACE THE FAN BLADE ASSEMBLY WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.

1978 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO for sale

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1978 Chevrolet El Camino

$5,995

1978 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

  • Bodystyle: Pickup
  • Mileage: 153224 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Blue
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Ramsey, MN

1978 Chevrolet El Camino

$2,500

1978 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

  • Bodystyle: Pickup
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Location: Goldsboro, NC

1978 Chevrolet El Camino

$2,500

1978 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

  • Bodystyle: Pickup
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Location: N/A

1978 Chevrolet El Camino

$5,995

1978 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

  • Bodystyle: Pickup
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Location: Carthage, MS

1978 Chevrolet El Camino

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1978 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

  • Bodystyle: Pickup
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Location: Madison, NE

1978 Chevrolet El Camino

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1978 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

  • Bodystyle: Pickup
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Location: Spokane, WA

1978 Chevrolet El Camino

$2,995

1978 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

  • Bodystyle: Pickup
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Location: Spokane, WA
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