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Recall 07V014000

Head Protection In A Crash Not Up To Standards

Recall Details

There may be insufficient protection against head injury in a crash in vehicles not equipped with optional roof-mounted side impact air bags. Dealers will install energy absorbing plastic to the headliner trim free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The protection from head injury in a crash may be insufficient in vehicles not equipped with optional roof-mounted side impact air bags.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in March 2007. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 06217.

Body, Interior & Misc., January 18, 2007

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 18, 2007
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
98,707
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
07V014000
Component
STRUCTURE
Summary
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES NOT EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL ROOF-MOUNTED SIDE IMPACT AIR BAGS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, 'OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT.'
Consequence
IN A CRASH, HEAD IMPACT PROTECTION MAY BE INADEQUATE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL ENERGY ABSORBING PLASTIC TO THE HEADLINER TRIM TO REDUCE THE SEVERITY OF HEAD IMPACTS IN A CRASH. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 21, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.
Notify
GM RECALL NO. 06217. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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