|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Isuzu Motor, Limited
Models: Isuzu Amigo Year: 1998
Number Involved: 5,361
Dates of Manufacture: December 1997 - June 1998
Defect: On these sport utility vehicles equipped with a sunroof sunshade, the
primer applied to prepare the surface prior to bonding the sunshade holders to the sunroof
weakened the bonding strength of the adhesive, resulting in an unsatisfactory bond of the
holder to the sunroof. This condition can result in separation of the holder, causing the
sunshade to fall, possibly striking a vehicle occupant.
Remedy: Dealers will remove and re-bond the sunshade holders. Owner
notification began Nov. 11, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Isuzu at 1-800-382-2238.
[NHTSA Recall No. 98V260]
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.