Recall 99I003000

Recall 99I003000

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

N/A

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

99I003000

NHTSA Action Number:

EA97019

Component:

SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected:

187,459

Summary:

THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH FRONT BUCKET SEATS. THE FRONT SEAT RECLINER MECHANISM LOWER BOLTS CAN LOOSEN. A LOOSE BOLT COULD FATIGUE AND BREAK, RESULTING IN THE SEAT BACK FALLING REARWARD.

Consequence:

THE SEAT COULD SUDDENLY FALL BACKWARD, DISTRACTING THE DRIVER, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN OR REPLACE THE BOLTS AT NO CHARGE TO THE OWNERS. THIS POLICY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL JUNE 30, 2002.

Notes:

GM HAS DECIDED TO CONDUCT A SPECIAL POLICY TO TIGHTEN OR REPLACE THE FRONT SEAT RECLINER MECHANISM LOWER BOLTS. OWNERS CAN CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537.

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