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Cadillac DeVille recall 01V172000

Cadillac Recalls 2001 DeVilles Due to a Safety Hazard with the Sunvisor Center Supports
Body, Interior & Misc., November 28, 2001

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Cadillac has recalled 2001 DeVille vehicles because the sunvisor center support does not comply with safety requirements. In the event of a collision, an abnormally high chance of injury exists if an occupant contacts the sunvisor center support. Dealers will replace the sunvisor center support.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2001

Mfr's Report Date:
November 28, 2001

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 01V172000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE:BODY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 47560

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN SEDANS, HEARSE, AND LIMOUSINE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." THESE VEHICLES HAVE SUNVISOR CENTER SUPPORTS WITH CERTAIN RADII LESS THAN THE 3.2MM REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.

Consequence: RADII LESS THAN 3.2MM CAN INCREASE THE POSSIBILITY OF CERTAIN TYPES OF INJURIES, LIKE LACERATIONS, IF AN OCCUPANT CONTACTS THE SUPPORT DURING A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SUNVISOR CENTER SUPPORTS WITH REDESIGNED SUPPORTS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 28, 2001. 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 CADILLAC AT 1-800-458-8006.

Notes: ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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