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August 31, 2000

Buick Regal model year 1995, and Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme model years 1995-1996

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has announced  the recall of certain Buick Regal model year 1995, and Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme model years 1995-1996 vehicles because of possible corrosion of the air bag inflator's internal wiring, which can occur over time, could cause the inadvertent deployment of the driver's air bag. This deployment could occur during vehicle start-up, while the vehicle is parked or idling, or while in operation. If the consumer is too close to an inflating air bag, serious injuries could occur.

268,146 vehicles manufactured between May 1994 and June 1996 are affected by this recall.

Dealers will replace the inflators on these air bags. GM mailed an informational letter in early July 7, 2000. This letter explained the product safety issue, what GM is doing to correct it, and what customers can do immediately to lessen any potential for injury. A few parts were available at the time; however, the remainder of parts will not be available until the fall of 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300 or Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V171/GM Recall No. 00058]

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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