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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 9, 1999

NHTSA
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Daewoo Motor Company, Ltd.

Models: Daewoo Lanos Years: 1998-1999

Number Involved: 2,929
Dates of Manufacture: October 1997 - March 1999
Noncompliance: These cars do not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 214, "Side Door Strength." The side impact pad was incorrectly located to the rear of the door assembly, instead of the middle.
Remedy: Dealers will properly locate the position of the side impact protection pad. Owner notification was expected to begin during May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Daewoo at 1-877-GO-DAEWOO (1-877-463-2396).

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V090/Daewoo Recall No. RSB-001-99]

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. 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.

 

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