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Recall 99V283000

GM Recalls 2000 Chevrolet Lumina and Pontiac Grand Prix Due to Passenger Side Air Bag Issues

Body, Interior & Misc., October 27, 1999
Affected Cars

Chevrolet

RepairPal Expert Overview

Summary:

The passenger side air bag inflator may have been manufactured with an undersized inflator orifice. An undersized orifice could cause the air bag to explode upon deployment. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag module.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: October 27, 1999

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 99V283000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 111

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG MODULES HAVE AN UNDERSIZED INFLATOR ORIFICE.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH THAT WOULD TRIGGER A PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, THIS UNDERSIZED ORIFICE CAN CAUSE THE INFLATOR MODULE TO EXPLODE. IF AN AIR BAG INFLATOR MODULE EXPLODES, METAL AND/OR PLASTIC DEBRIS COULD CAUSE SEVERE INJURY TO THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG MODULES.

Notes: GM RECALL NO. 99073.OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 27, 1999.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 CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020 OR PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737. 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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