Pontiac G6 Recall 05V098000
Child Restraint Anchor Points May be Improperly Placed
Body, Interior & Misc., March 20, 2005
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Our Quick Take:
On certain passenger vehicles the child restraint anchor points may not be in the proper locations. Owners will be mailed an owners manual supplement that will help with proper securing of child restraints.
What Should You Do?
GM will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning March 20, 2005. If you have not been notified and feel your car falls under this recall you should contact your local dealer. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification # ready when doing so.
Some vehicles may not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard #225 "Child Restraint Anchor System" The child restraint anchor points not being located where they should be. This may cause difficulty for the owner in installation of child restraint systems. The dealer will be sending an owners manual supplement to those with affected vehicles. The GM recall # is 05005
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2005
Manufacturer's Report Date: March 20, 2005
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V098000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 35,777
Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, 'CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS.' THE CHILD RESTRAINT LOWER ANCHORS IN THE CENTER REAR SEATING POSITION ARE LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 90MM BEHIND THE CORRESPONDING Z-POINT OF THE CHILD RESTRAINT FIXTURE (CRF). THE OWNER'S MANUAL STATES THAT ANCHORS ARE AT THE OUTBOARD SEATING POSITIONS ONLY.
Consequence: WITHOUT ADDITIONAL AND CORRECTED OWNER'S MANUAL INFORMATION, AN OWNER MAY ENCOUNTER DIFFICULTY IN INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS WITH RIGID ATTACHMENTS IN THE CENTER POSITION.
Remedy: OWNERS WILL BE MAILED AN OWNER'S MANUAL SUPPLEMENT. THE RECALL IBEGAN ON MARCH 20, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668.
Notes: GM RECALL NO. 05005.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration