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July 13, 2000

Certain 1997-1999 Oldsmobile Alero and Pontiac Grand Am Models Recalled

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain Oldsmobile Alero and Pontiac Grand Am model years 1999-2000 because these vehicles do not comply with the occupant protection requirements of FMVSS No. 201, "Occupant Protection in Interior Impact." The console cover on these vehicles may not stay closed in a crash, and the cover or items stored under it could injure an occupant.

487,400 vehicles manufactured between October 1997 and September 1999 are affected by this recall.

Dealers will replace the console latch mechanism.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during late-May or early-June 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537 or Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V140/GM Recall No. 00036]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers July 13, 2000.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

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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