February 12, 2002
General Motors Recalls 2001 Chevrolet
Venture, 2001 Pontiac Aztec, 2001 Pontiac Montana, & 2001 Oldsmobile
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published
a recall affecting the 2001 Chevrolet Venture,
2001 Pontiac Aztec, 2001 Pontiac Montana, & 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 75,816
Manufactured: April - October 2000
Defect: Certain minivans and sport utility vehicles built with second row
50/50 split bench seats or captain's chairs fail to conform to the
requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child
Restraint Anchorage Systems." The seat latch anchor wire diameter is greater
than 6.1 mm, potentially inhibiting the installation of child restraints.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the latch anchor wires and repair those with an
improper diameter. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is
expected to begin during March/April 2002. 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. 01V383/GM Recall No. ] .
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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