FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 1999
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Daewoo Motor Company, Ltd.
Models: Daewoo Lanos
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
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
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V090/Daewoo Recall No.
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.