Recall 91V054000

Recall 91V054000

Affected Cars:
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Manufacturer's Report Date:

July 23, 1991

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

91V054000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

AIR BAGS:KNEE BOLSTER

Potential Number of Units Affected:

13,500

Summary:

DURING TESTING, INCORRECTLY INSTALLED DRIVER-SIDE KNEE BOLSTER PREVENTED STEERING COLUMN FROM MOVING FORWARD AS DESIGNED TO ABSORB IMPACT ENERGY FROM DRIVER DUMMY.

Consequence:

CHEST DECELERATION EXCEEDS MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE LIMIT WHICHRESULTS IN INCREASED RISK OF OCCUPANT INJURY IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Remedy:

REPAIR THE KNEE BOLSTER TO ALLOW CLEARANCE AND AVOID IMPEDANCE OF STEERING COLUMN MOVEMENT DURING FRONTAL IMPACT.

Notes:

SYSTEM: OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION; FMVSS 208.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

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