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Recall 91V054000

Recall 91V054000

Body, Interior & Misc., July 23, 1991

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 23, 1991
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
13,500
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
91V054000
Component
AIR BAGS:KNEE BOLSTER

Summary
DURING TESTING, INCORRECTLY INSTALLED DRIVER-SIDE KNEE BOLSTER PREVENTED STEERING COLUMN FROM MOVING FORWARD AS DESIGNED TO ABSORB IMPACT ENERGY FROM DRIVER DUMMY.
Consequence
CHEST DECELERATION EXCEEDS MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE LIMIT WHICHRESULTS IN INCREASED RISK OF OCCUPANT INJURY IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.
Remedy
REPAIR THE KNEE BOLSTER TO ALLOW CLEARANCE AND AVOID IMPEDANCE OF STEERING COLUMN MOVEMENT DURING FRONTAL IMPACT.
Notify
SYSTEM: OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION; FMVSS 208.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.
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