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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

General Motors Corporation

Models:

Cadillac Eldorado Years: 1995
Cadillac Deville Years: 1995
Cadillac Seville Years: 1995
Cadillac Concours Years: 1995


Number Involved: 102,627
Dates of Manufacture: April 1994 - February 1995
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V115
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: Inadvertent deployment of the air bag can occur because of water intrusion into the Sensing and Diagnostics Module (SDM) located below the driver's seat. Deployment of the air bag without warning could cause a driver to lose vehicle control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash and personal injury.
Remedy: Dealers will seal the SDM with waterproof sealant.
Owner Notification: Owner notification is expected to begin during June 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.

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.