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Cadillac DeVille Recall 01V172000

Cadillac Recalls 2001 DeVilles Due to a Safety Hazard with the Sunvisor Center Supports

Recall Details

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 28, 2001

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
November 28, 2001
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
47,560
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
01V172000
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY

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).
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