March 14, 2002
General Motors Has Recalled 1999 Pontiac Montana
General Motors Corporation Has Recalled 1999 Pontiac
Montana because the driver's air bag inflator modules could produce
excessive internal pressure.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 814
Dates of Manufacture: August – September 1998
Defect: On certain of these minivans, the driver's air bag inflator modules
could produce excessive internal pressure. In the event of a crash that
would trigger a driver's air bag deployment, the increased internal pressure
can cause the inflator module to explode. Metal and plastic debris could
cause severe injury to vehicle occupants.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the driver air bag module. The manufacturer
reported that owner notification was expected to begin during February 2002.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737.
[NHTSA Recall No. 02V027/GM Recall No. 01052].
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!
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