March 26, 2003
General Motors Has Recalled the 2003 Buick Rendezvous and Pontiac Aztek
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
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]
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!
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