October 30, 2001
General Motors Corporation Recalls Chevy, Pontiac,
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
1997-2001 Chevy, Pontiac, Oldsmobile vehicles manufactured between
Number Involved: 248,737
Certain MY 1997-2001 Chevrolet Venture, Pontiac Montana/Transport, and
Oldsmobile Silhouette minivans equipped with passenger side power sliding
doors that were serviced in NHTSA Recall 01V-067 (GM Campaign 01013) from
April to August 2001, and also 2001 Chevrolet Venture, Pontiac Montana, and
Oldsmobile Silhouette mini vans equipped with passenger side power sliding
doors assembled in January through April 2001, have inadequate front welds.
If a front weld fails, the actuator can jam in the unlatched position and,
when the sliding door closes, it will not be latched. If this happens, the
power sliding door can open while the vehicle is in motion, particularly
when the vehicle ascends a hill, makes a turn, or travels over a rough road
surface. An unrestrained occupant could fall out of the van and be injured.
Dealers will inspect the actuators for certain date
codes and, if necessary, replace the actuators. GM has not yet provided an
owner notification schedule for this campaign. 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 Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V264/GM Recall No. 01059]
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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