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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

General Motors Corporation

Models:

Chevrolet Blazer Years: 1998
Oldsmobile Bravada Years: 1998
GMC Jimmy Years: 1998


Number Involved: 72
Dates of Manufacture: January 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V053
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: The affected sport utility vehicles are equipped with 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. One or both of the attaching nuts for the right-hand lower control arm were not properly torqued. This can allow the attachment bolt to loosen and subsequently break, resulting in separation of the lower control arm from the frame. This condition can result in a loss of vehicle control and a possible crash.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect and retighten the right-hand lower control arm nuts to the proper torque specification.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began Jan. 22, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1022, Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537, or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.

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.