January 4, 2000
1999 Geo Tracker's Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1999 Geo Tracker's,
manufactured between September 1998 - June 1999 because some of these vehicles have an
inoperative brake lamp actuating switch. If the switch does not function properly when the
brake pedal is depressed, the brake lights may be inoperative.
On vehicles equipped with automatic transaxle, a
failure in the brake lamp actuating switch may also prevent shifting out of
This does not comply with the requirements of
FMVSS No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Approximately 30,600 vehicles are affected by this
Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch
assembly. Owner notification began during November 1999. Owners who do not receive the
free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet/Geo at 1-800-222-1020.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V273.002/GM
Recall No. 99052]
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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