Apil 12, 2001
2001 Chevrolet Lumina, Venture, Pontiac Grand Prix, Montana
and Saturn L-Series Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2001
Chevrolet Lumina, Venture, Pontiac Grand Prix, Montana and Saturn L-Series
automobiles. The affected automobiles were manufactured between January and December
These passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and
minivans have passenger air bag inflator modules that were built without the correct
amount of generant, which produces the gas that fills the air bag.
Some were built with a double load of generant and
some were built without generant. In the event of a crash that would trigger a passenger
air bag deployment, a double load of generant can cause the inflator module to explode. If
the air bag module explodes, metal and plastic debris could cause severe injury to vehicle
A module with no generant would not inflate the
air bag, and the occupant could receive more severe injuries.
16 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the passenger air bag module.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began during February 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within
a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737,
or Saturn at 1-800-553-6000.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V026/GM Recall
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!
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