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October 3, 2000

1998 & 1999 Deville Recalled for Air Bag Problems

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has announced  the recall of certain Cadillac Deville years 1998 and 1999 vehicles because on some of the Side Impact Sensor Modules have quality problems that can cause an inadvertent deployment of the driver or passenger side impact air bags. These side air bags deploy with less force than a frontal air bag and are designed to minimize the risk of serious injury. .

215,293 vehicles manufactured between March 1997 through August 1999 are affected by this recall.

NHTSA report states "GM has not yet provided a remedy to NHTSA for this campaign. GM has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign."

However according to wire story carried on Yahoo news, GM began owner notification September 25.  Addtionnally, until the part is replaced, GM instructs owners not to lean against the car doors and watch the instrument panel. The story additionally states that GM is not prepared yet to begin replacement of the defective part but is aggressively manufacturing the part which has been out of service.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V217000|Mfg. Campaign #00066]

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

How many did you hear about?

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