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Geo Prizm Recall 96V107000

Body, Interior & Misc., May 8, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
May 8, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
627,858
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V107000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Summary
IF LIQUID IS SPILLED IN THE CONSOLE BOX AREA, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT CAN ILLUMINATE AND STAY "ON" DURING NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS.
Consequence
THIS LEAKAGE CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE AIR BAG TO INADVERTENTLY DEPLOY.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVER OVER THE AIR BAG SENSOR TO PREVENT POSSIBLE MALFUNCTION CAUSED BY THE SPILLING OF LIQUID SUBSTANCES ON THE SENSOR. AIR BAG SENSORS DAMAGED BY PREVIOUS LIQUID SPILLAGE WILL BE REPLACED.
Notes
SYSTEM: INTERIOR; PASSIVE RESTRAINT; AIR BAG IMPACT SENSOR. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN NOTIFIED OF THIS CAMPAIGN. 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 TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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