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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE PERFORMANCE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA90041

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 29, 1990
    • Date Closed: March 30, 1992
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: ===

  2. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE INEFFECTIVENESS

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA89010

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: January 17, 1989
    • Date Closed: May 08, 1990
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: POOR BRAKING

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE88085

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: July 27, 1988
    • Date Closed: January 17, 1989
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: STICKING THROTTLE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA92024

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 26, 1992
    • Date Closed: January 31, 1994
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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