July 13, 2000
Certain 1997-1999 Oldsmobile Alero and Pontiac Grand Am Models
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
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers July 13,
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During 2001 there were over
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States for safety reasons!
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