DETROIT — General Motors Corp. is recalling 1.1 million 1983-84 J-body cars, such as Buick Skyhawk and Chevrolet Cavalier, and 108,000 1985-86 Chevrolet Spectrum cars to correct safety defects, the auto maker said Friday.
On the J-cars, which also include Cadillac Cimarron, Oldsmobile Firenza and Pontiac Sunbird, the driver's side left front seat anchor may break, causing the seat to tip back suddenly, GM said.
The auto maker said it is aware of six accidents and 10 injuries involved with the broken seat anchors.
To keep anchors from breaking, dealers will reinforce them with a bracket, notifying owners to bring in their cars as parts become available.
On the Chevrolet Spectrum, built in Japan by Isuzu, a fuel pump defect may cause a leak and a fire in the engine compartment, GM said.
The condition has caused seven fires that GM is aware of, but no accidents or injuries.
The leak has been caused by a defect in the fuel pump diaphragm, which dealers will modify at no charge, GM said.