August 31, 2000
Buick Regal model year 1995, and Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme model
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
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
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During 2001 there were over
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States for safety reasons!
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