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Recall 93V189001

Hood Opens While Driving

Recall Details

The hood latch mechanism may fail due to cracking on the hood inner panel. Dealers will install two bolts and nuts to secure the striker assembly to the hood inner panel and ensure the hood latch assembly fasteners are securely tightened free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The hood latch may fail resulting in the hood possibly opening unexpectedly while driving. This would cause reduced driver visibility and could cause an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Geo must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors notified known owners of affected vehicles in 1994. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., November 23, 1993

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 23, 1993
NHTSA Action Number
EA93006
Potential Number of Units Affected
356,097
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
93V189001
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Summary
MISLOCATED ATTACHING SPOT WELDS OF THE HOOD STRIKER ASSEMBLY CAUSE CRACKS TO START ON THE HOOD INNER PANEL. IF CRACKS OCCUR, THE HOOD STRIKER ASSEMBLY MAY NOT PROPERLY ENGAGE THE HOOD LATCH WHEN THE HOOD IS CLOSED.
Consequence
AN IMPROPERLY ENGAGED HOOD LATCH MAY RESULT IN A HOODFLY-UP WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION. THIS WOULD OBSTRUCT THE DRIVER'S VIEWAND COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy
GM DEALERS WILL (A) INSTALL TWO BOLTS AND NUTS TO SECURE THE STRIKER ASSEMBLY TO THE HOOD INNER PANEL, AND (B) ENSURE THAT THE HOOD LATCH ASSEMBLY FASTENERS ARE PROPERLY TIGHTENED.
Notify
SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; HOOD ASSEMBLY.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPONSERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREEOF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASECONTACT CHEVROLET SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-222-1020. ALSO, PLEASE CONTACT THENATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT1-800-424-9393.
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