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Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Recall 92V124000

Body, Interior & Misc., September 24, 1992

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
September 24, 1992
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
319,181
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
92V124000
Component
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Summary
THE POWER SEAT OR RECLINER WIRING HARNESS CAN BE PINCHED OR CAN CHAFE ON THE SEAT FRAME OR SPRING SUPPORT ROD, WEARING THROUGH THE WIRE INSULATION AND CAUSING AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.
Consequence
THE HIGH CURRENT CAUSED BY THE ELECTRICAL SHORT WELDS THECIRCUIT BREAKER ELEMENTS TOGETHER IN THE CLOSED POSITION, LEAVING THE CIRCUITUNPROTECTED AND GENERATING SUFFICIENT HEAT TO BURN THE WIRE INSULATION ANDIGNITE THE SEAT CUSHION MATERIAL.
Remedy
REPAIR ANY ABRADED WIRING AND REROUTE THE WIRING HARNESS USING A WIRING HARNESS CLIP.
Notes
SYSTEM: INTERIOR: SEATING.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS WITH 6 WAY POWER SEATS OR POWER RECLINERS.
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