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Pontiac Grand Prix Recall 99V283000

GM Recalls 2000 Chevrolet Lumina and Pontiac Grand Prix Due to Passenger Side Air Bag Issues

Recall Details

The passenger side air bag inflator may have been manufactured with an undersized inflator orifice. An undersized orifice could cause the air bag to explode upon deployment. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag module.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 27, 1999

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
October 27, 1999
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
111
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
99V283000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG MODULES HAVE AN UNDERSIZED INFLATOR ORIFICE.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH THAT WOULD TRIGGER A PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, THIS UNDERSIZED ORIFICE CAN CAUSE THE INFLATOR MODULE TO EXPLODE. IF AN AIR BAG INFLATOR MODULE EXPLODES, METAL AND/OR PLASTIC DEBRIS COULD CAUSE SEVERE INJURY TO THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG MODULES.
Notes
GM RECALL NO. 99073.OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 27, 1999.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 OR PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737. 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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