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Cadillac DeVille Recall 95V229000

Cadillac Recalls 1996 DeVilles Due to an Improperly Adjusted Secondary Hood Latch

Recall Details

Cadillac has recalled 1996 DeVille vehicles because the secondary hood latch may be improperly adjusted. If the primary hood latch fails, the hood may open unexpectedly while driving. Dealers will adjust the secondary hood latch to the proper position.

Body, Interior & Misc., December 22, 1995

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
December 22, 1995
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
12,783
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
95V229000
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

Summary
THESE VEHICLES COULD HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH AN IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED SECONDARY HOOD LATCH. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 113, "HOOD LATCH SYSTEM."
Consequence
CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: IF THE SECONDARY LATCH IS NOT PROPERLY ENGAGED AND THE PRIMARY HOOD LATCH WAS ALSO NOT ENGAGED, THE HOOD LATCH WAS ALSO NOT ENGAGED, THE HOOD COULD OPEN UNEXPECTEDLY. IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, THE HOOD CAN CONTACT THE WINDSHIELD REDUCING THE VISION OF THE DRIVER AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL ADJUST THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH.
Notes
SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; HOOD ASSEMBLY; HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS; FMVSS NO. 113.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. NOTE: 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. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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