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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 crash.

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 1-800-442-6537.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V068/GM Recall No. 01014]

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 
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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