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Recall 97V043002

Recall 97V043002

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., March 30, 1997

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 30, 1997
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
17,094
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V043002
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
IF THE AIR BAG COMPUTER IN A SUBJECT VEHICLE EXPERIENCES A MECHANICAL SHOCK (I.E., RAPIDLY MOVING THE FRONT SEAT BACK AGAINST THE STOPS OR A SUDDEN RELEASE OF THE PARKING BRAKE) WITHIN A VERY SHORT TIME AFTER THE ENGINE IS STARTED, THE AIR BAG CAN DEPLOY INADVERTENTLY.
Consequence
UNEXPECTED AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT CAN RESULT IN OCCUPANT INJURY.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE AIR BAG COMPUTER.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN LATE MARCH 1997. NOTE: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 GEO AT 1-800-222-1020.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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