February 12, 2002
General Motors Has Recalled 2002 Chevrolet Camaro & 2002 Pontiac Firebird
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published
a recall affecting the 2002 Chevrolet Camaro &
2002 Pontiac Firebird.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 897
Manufactured: October - November 2001
Defect: Certain passenger vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection,"
and No. 214, "Side Impact Protection." These vehicles may have welds near
the lower driver's side door hinge that do not meet specifications. In a
crash, an occupant could receive severe injuries.
Remedy: Dealers will install structural rivets. The manufacturer has
reported that owner otification was expected to begin during January 2002.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V381/GM Recall No. 01072].
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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