|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|February 8, 1999
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST
OF DECEMBER RECALLS
Daewoo Motor Company, Ltd.
Models: Daewoo Lanos Years: 1998-1999
Number Involved: 1,050
Dates of Manufacture: March -
Defect: The steering wheel
center bushing connecting the steering wheel hub to the steering column can slip,
resulting in excessive free play and looseness of the steering, which can increase the
risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the
existing steering wheel with a revised version. Owner notification began Dec. 7, 1998.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Daewoo
[NHTSA Recall No. 98V305/Daewoo Recall No. RSB-001-98]
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.