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Cadillac Escalade Recall 00V153000

Engine, July 13, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
July 13, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,300
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V153000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH A FLOOR MOUNTED ROSEN VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." DUE TO THE METHOD OF INSTALLATION OF THE VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT CENTER BY THE INSTALLED, THE VEHICLE MAY NOT MEET THE FUEL SPILLAGE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Consequence
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy
IF THE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER IS INSTALLED ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE (PASSENGER SIDE), NO CORRECTION IS REQUIRED. IF THE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER IS INSTALLED ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE (DRIVER SIDE), THE DEALER WILL REMOVE AND REINSTALL THE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER WITH A REVISED ATTACHMENT BRACKET. THE DEALER WILL ALSO INSPECT, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE FUEL RETURN LINE.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 13, 2000.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 AT1-800-458-8006.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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