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1983 Chevrolet Camaro Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1983 Chevrolet Camaro (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.

1983 Chevrolet Camaro (4/11/1991)

Campaign Number: 91V055000
Component Name: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Description: PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTER FAILS TO OPERATE AND DO NOT WORK AFTER BRAKE PAD WEAR.
Defect: PARKING BRAKES WILL NOT COMPLETELY HOLD A PARKED VEHICLEWHEN PARKED ON A SLOPE, CAUSING UNINTENDED VEHICLE ROLLAWAY WHICH COULD RESULTIN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Corrective Action: REPLACE NONFUNCTIONING PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTERS.

1983 Chevrolet Camaro (12/20/1985)

Campaign Number: 85V169000
Component Name: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Description: DISLOCATION OF A SPRING COVER WILL NOT ALLOW THE SHOULDER BELT TO RETRACT AFTER BEING EXTENDED. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: ALTHOUGH INERTIAL FEATURE THAT LOCKS THE LAP BELT AND SHOULDER BELT IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT ARE NOT AFFECTED, IF SLACK IS MORE THAN RECOMMENDED IN OWNERS MANUAL, INJURIES TO UPPER BODY AND HEAD WOULD BE INCREASED IN AN ACCIDENT.
Defect:
Corrective Action: INSTALL RETAINING SPRINGS ON SPRING COVER OF FRONT SHOULDER BELT RETRACTOR AND, WHEN REQUIRED, RETRACTORS WILL BE REPLACED.

1983 Chevrolet Camaro (5/2/1983)

Campaign Number: 83V049000
Component Name: STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Description: THE INNER AND OUTER PANELS OF THE FIBERGLASS HOOD COULD SEPARATE DURING VEHICLE OPERATION.
Defect:
Corrective Action: DEALER WILL INSPECT THE HOOD AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL A NEW ONE AT NO CHARGE.