April 16, 2002
General Motors Has Recalled the 2002 Chevrolet
- General Motors Has Recalled the 2002
Chevrolet Malibu because it may fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard NO. 198.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10168
Manufactured: 02/2002 - 02/2002
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL
MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND
ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." SOME OF THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH A LEFT
LOW-BEAM HEADLAMP THAT DOES NOT MEET THE PHOTOMETRIC PERFORMANCE
REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.
LIGHT INTENSITIES BELOW THE MINIMUM INTENSITY REQUIREMENTS CAUSES SOME
REDUCTION IN VISIBILITY DOWN THE ROAD FOR THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE AND
INTENSITIES ABOVE THE MAXIMUM INTENSITY REQUIREMENTS CAUSES SOME INCREASE IN
GLARE FOR DRIVERS AHEAD OF OR APPROACHING THE VEHICLE.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE LEFT LOW-BEAM HEADLAMP AND REPLACE IT IF IT DOES
NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY
2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED
UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE
TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V107000.
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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