Dorman Products, Inc. has issued a recall for the Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Description of Recall
Dorman is recalling 979 steering knuckles, dorman p/nos. 697-902 and 697-903, sold under dorman’s oe solutionstm brand name, and napa p/nos. 7-8502 and 7-8503 which were sold for replacement use on the various vehicles listed above. A potential material or design defect could result in the steering knuckle breaking in the hub area.
Severity of the Defect
A broken steering knuckle could result in loss of steering control and a possible crash without warning.
Chevrolet’s Recommended Action
Dorman will notify owners and replace the defective steering knuckles free of charge and reimburse the repair facility or owner for labor. The recall began on February 23, 2009. Owners may contact dorman’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-523-2492 and press 5.