|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Tuesday, December 2, 1997
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST
OF OCTOBER RECALLS
General Motors Corporation
Number Involved: 8,611
Dates of Manufacture: March - August 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 97V183 GM Campaign No. 97056
Vehicle Description: Passenger, hearse, and limousine model vehicles.
Description of Defect: The canister purge evaporative emissions harness was
Consequence of Defect: The harness could interfere with the cruise control and
throttle linkage, preventing return to a closed throttle.
Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect the vehicle for proper routing of the
harness, and install a plastic tie strap to the harness. Damaged harnesses will be
replaced as necessary.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began in early November 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
Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.
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.