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Buick LeSabre Recall 99V355000

Buick Recalls 2000 LeSabre Due to Ineffective Headlamp Aiming

Electrical & Lights, September 14, 2000

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Summary:

The adjuster screws for the headlamp reflector aiming do not function properly, which can impair driver visibility. Buick will provide updated instructions to vehicle owners regarding headlamp aiming.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2000

Manufacturer's Report Date: September 14, 2000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 99V355000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 35,725

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE HEAD LAMP ADJUSTMENT DEVICE HORIZONTAL ADJUSTER MAY NOT MOVE THE HEAD LAMP REFLECTOR WHEN THE SHAFT IS ROTATED IN A NORMAL MANNER DURING AIMING.

Consequence: DRIVER VISIBILITY MAY BE IMPAIRED INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: AN INSERT CONTAINING INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPTICALLY AIMING THE HEADLAMPS WILL BE PROVIDED TO OWNERS FOR THE OWNER'S MANUAL. OWNERS SHOULD FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE IN THE INSERT FOR HEADLAMP AIM ADJUSTMENT, RATHER THAN USING THE HORIZONTAL VHAD INDICATOR.

Notes: GM RECALL NO. 99062. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 14, 2000. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE INSERT AND INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BUICK AT 1-800-521-7300. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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