January 22, 2000
1998-2000 Daewoo Lanos Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1998-2000 Daewoo Lanos
automobiles, manufactured between October 1997 - September 1999, because on certain
vehicles equipped with alloy wheels, the wheels were manufactured without the steel
bushing inserts around the wheel bolt openings.
This situation has caused increased friction
between the wheel bolt seats and the wheel bolts. This can result in the bolts loosening
during hard braking. The wheels could detach from the vehicle.
Approximately 2,800 vehicles are affected by this
recall. Dealers will re-torque the wheel bolts and will update the owner's manual
wheel bolt torque specification.
Owner notification was expected to begin during
December 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Daewoo at 1-877-463-2396.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V336]
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During 2001 there were over
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States for safety reasons!
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