August 19, 2002
General Motors Has Recalled nearly
- General Motors Corp. has recalled nearly 133,221 cars and trucks
that have potential air bag problems.
Make: BUICK Model: LESABRE , RENDEZVOUS , DEVILLE , IMPALA , MONTE CARLO ,
TRAILBLAZER , VENTURE , ENVOY , AURORA , BRAVADA , SILHOUETTE , BONNEVILLE ,
Potential Number of Units Affected: 133221
Manufactured: 05/2002 - 07/2002
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
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.
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.
Recall No. 02V222/GM Recall No. 02032]
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
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