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March 26, 2003

General Motors Has Recalled the 2003 Buick Rendezvous and Pontiac Aztek

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

Models: Buick Rendezvous Year: 2003

Pontiac Aztek Year: 2003

Number Potentially Involved: 4,512

Dates of Manufacture: January – February 2003

Defect: In some of these sport utility vehicles, the diameter of the steering column intermediate shaft is too small. This condition could allow the intermediate shaft to spin inside the steering column coupling, resulting in loss of steering control of the vehicle. If this were to happen while the vehicle is moving, a crash could result.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect, and replace if necessary, the steering column intermediate shaft. The manufacturer has reported that owners were notified by telephone on Feb. 7, 2003, with a follow-up letter on Feb. 11, 2003. Owners may contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300 or Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V052/GM Recall No. 03009]

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 
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!

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