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Cadillac DeVille Recall 97V232000

Cadillac Recalls 1998 DeVilles Due to Hinge Pivot Bolt Failure

Recall Details

Cadillac has recalled 1998 DeVille vehicles because the hinge pivot bolts may not have been heat treated properly and may fail. In the event of an accident, the hood may push back through the windshield glass, which may injure the occupants. Dealers will replace the hood hinge pivot bolts.

Body, Interior & Misc., January 1, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
January 1, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
14,423
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V232000
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH HOOD HINGE PIVOT BOLTS WHICH CAN BREAK DUE TO AN IMPROPER HEAT TREAT CONDITION. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 219, "WINDSHIELD ZONE INTRUSION." A BROKEN BOLT CAN CAUSE EITHER THE CORNER OF THE HOOD NEAR THE WINDSHIELD TO RAISE, OR ONE SIDE OF THE HOOD TO BE UNSTABLE WHEN OPENED.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE HOOD COULD BE PUSHED BACK THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD GLASS POSSIBLY INJURING THE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HOOD HINGE PIVOT BOLTS.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 1998. 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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