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1979 Triumph Spitfire Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1979 Triumph Spitfire (7/19/1982)

Campaign Number: 82V072000
Component Name: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturer: JAGUAR ROVER TRIUMPH INC.
Description: THE VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABELS AND VEHICLE IDENDIFICATION NUMBER PLATES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 115, "VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER-BASIC REQUIREMENTS".
Defect:
Corrective Action: VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL AND VIN PLATE, IF MISSING, WILL BE INSTALLED WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.

1979 Triumph Spitfire (1/15/1979)

Campaign Number: 79V021000
Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
Manufacturer: JAGUAR ROVER TRIUMPH INC.
Description: A CASTING DEFECT MAY BE PRESENT IN CERTAIN FRONT BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLIES. THIS DEFECT MAY RESULT IN EVENTUAL CRACKING OF A BRAKE CALIPER SECURING A LUG. THIS WOULD LEAD TO DECREASED BRAKING PERFORMANCE.
Defect:
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE ALL SUSPECT BRAKE CALIPERS WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNERS.

1979 Triumph Spitfire (1/6/1979)

Campaign Number: 79V045000
Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
Manufacturer: JAGUAR ROVER TRIUMPH INC.
Description: THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT THE FUEL NON-EVAPORATIVE LOSS SYSTEM FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR, ADJACENT TO THE CARBON CANISTER, MAY BECOME TRAPPED BY THE RIGHT SIDE HORN ATTACHMENT BRACKET WHEN CLOSING THE HOOD. TRAPPING OF THE CONNECTOR COULD CAUSE A RESTRICTION IN THE NON-EVAPORATIVE LOSS SYSTEM WHICH MAY RESULT IN RESTRICTED FUEL TANK BREATHING AND EVENTUAL FUEL TANK COLLAPSE OR RUPTURE.
Defect:
Corrective Action: DEALER WILL READJUST THE HORN BRACKET ANGLE AND REROUTE AND SECURE THE "U" SHAPED CONNECTION PIPE AT NO CHARGE.