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SafetyAlerts
August 19, 2002

General Motors Has Recalled nearly
133,221 vehicles

(SafetyAlerts) -  General Motors Corp. has recalled nearly 133,221 cars and trucks that have potential air bag problems.

Year: 2002

Make: BUICK Model: LESABRE , RENDEZVOUS , DEVILLE , IMPALA , MONTE CARLO , TRAILBLAZER , VENTURE , ENVOY , AURORA , BRAVADA , SILHOUETTE , BONNEVILLE , MONTANA

Potential Number of Units Affected: 133221

Manufactured: 05/2002 - 07/2002

Defect Summary:
CERTAIN PASSENGER, MINI VANS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES HAVE AN AIR BAG INFLATOR ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE THAT COULD FRACTURE AT A WELD DURING A DEPLOYMENT.

Consequence Summary:
PIECES OF THE INFLATOR COULD STRIKE AND INJURE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS AND THE AIR BAG CUSHION WOULD NOT INFLATE FULLY, REDUCING THE CAPABILITY OF THE BAG TO PROTECT THE DRIVER.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT, AND REPLACE IF NECESSARY, THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE ASSEMBLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BUICK AT 1-800-521-7300, CADILLAC AT 1-800-458-8006, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, GMC AT 1-800-462-8782, OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537, OR PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737.

[NHTSA Recall No. 02V222/GM Recall No. 02032]

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.