The "measure" to replace idler pulleys was introduced years after the defect was known and information that the breakage of the pulley could cause SBC braking and power steering failure was hidden from customers and only noise was given as a reason. Additionally after a delay new models were said to be "affected" and new measures were later launched.
However in another document under the classification of "service information" it is expressed that if the pulley fails, both the braking system and steering system will loose power assistance and therefore become unmanageable by a driver.
This once again highlights the same phenomena of cowardice such that instead of immediately recalling the suspect part (which was clearly replaced under a secret campaign) multitudes of customers were KNOWINGLY allowed to drive around with a part that could lead to their death.
|No.||Measure/Info. No.||Recived Date||Service Measure / Information||Area / Item Affected||Model Class||Model Engine||Type||Chassis / Vin No Range|
|1||S.I.No: IND 13/001||2005-07-21||Instructions to replace damaged pulley 3years before admiting failure by service measures in 2008||Engine||ALL||ALL||ALL||ALL|
|2||A/C No: 01 910 12||2008-01-31||Replace engine oil and filter due to wrong oil filled at factory||Engine||E||ALL||211||Limited list provided|