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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 05-98
Tuesday, December 2, 1997 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST
OF OCTOBER RECALLS

General Motors Corporation

Models:

Chevrolet C10 Year: 1997
Chevrolet C20 Year: 1997
GMC C15 Year: 1997
GMC C25 Year: 1997

Number Involved: 6,418
Dates of Manufacture: July 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 97V176 GM Campaign No. 97052
Vehicle Description: Light duty pickup trucks.
Description of Noncompliance: One or two of the front seat mounting bolts were not installed. This does not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 207, "Seating Systems."
Consequence of Noncompliance: In the event of a vehicle crash, a seat with this condition will not protect the occupant as required by the standard.
Corrective Action: Dealers will check all seat mounting bolts and install any missing bolts.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began during October 1997.
Note: 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 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.

NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law, safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 70 percent of the owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.