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Chevrolet Malibu Recall 97V107000

Chevrolet Recalls 1997 Malibus Due to Missing Passenger Side Air Bag Module Fasteners

Recall Details

Chevrolet is recalling 1997 Malibu vehicles because the passenger side air bag module may not be fastened to the instrument panel. If the air bag deploys, the module may separate from the instrument panel and injure the occupant. Dealers will inspect the passenger side air bag module for the presence of fasteners and install missing fasteners.

Body, Interior & Misc., July 15, 1997

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
July 15, 1997
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
16,099
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V107000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE FASTENERS THAT SECURE THE PASSENGER AIR BAG MODULE TO THE INSTRUMENT PANEL TIE BAR WERE OMITTED.
Consequence
IF THE AIR BAG DEPLOYS, THE MODULE COULD SEPARATE FROM THE INSTRUMENT PANEL STRIKING AND INJURING AN OCCUPANT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE AIR BAG MODULE FOR THE PRESENCE OF THE FASTENERS AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL ANY FASTENERS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN OMITTED.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BEGIN DURING JULY 1997. 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. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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