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April 26, 2000

1999 Chevrolet Tahoes, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - General Motors Corporation today announced the voluntary recall of approximately 279,000 1999 model year Chevrolet Tahoes, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determined the airbags in some of these sports utility vehicles may not comply with federal regulations.

GM stated today that the issue is related to one of the many performance requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."  It involves an unbelted 50th percentile male dummy in the right front seat, and one particular injury measure called neck extension. GM’s internal testing had indicated that the models in question complied with each requirement of FMVSS 208, including this particular injury measure. Subsequently, in a government sled test, a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe slightly exceeded the requirement.

GM also stated that, any protracted review of this highly complex and technical issue could result in the unwarranted questioning of these vehicle’s safety performance and could create unnecessary concern among owners.

Questions regarding this recall should be directed to GMC at 1-800-462-8782.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers April 26, 2000.

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