May 23, 2001
1997-1998 Chevrolet Malibu and Oldsmobile Cutlass Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain
1997-1998 Chevrolet Malibu and Oldsmobile Cutlass automobiles manufactured between January
1996 and January 1998.
On certain passenger vehicles registered or
located in northern states with a significant amount of snow, ice, and similar inclement
weather (Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah,
Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming), if a buildup of snow or ice restricts the
movement of the passenger side windshield wiper arm, the pivot housing can crack and the
wipers will not operate. Reduced visibility in inclement weather could lead to a vehicle
129,427 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the passenger side windshield
wiper pivot housing.
The manufacturer has not yet provided NHTSA with
an owner notification schedule. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, or Oldsmobile at
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V068/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!
How many did you hear
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