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GEO: METRO: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V225001
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: METRO
Model Year: 1997
Manufacturer Component Description: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19960701 - 19970331
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 32903
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19981103
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19980921
Record Creation Date: 19981007

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE. THE SHIFT LEVER APPEARS TO BE IN "PARK," BUT CAN EASILY BE MOVED FROM THE "PARK" POSITION WITHOUT THE USE OF THE KEY, TRANSAXLE LEVER DETENT BUTTON, OR DEPRESSING THE BRAKE.

Consequence Summary:

IF THE SHIFT LEVER WERE TO COME OUT OF "PARK" WHILE THE VEHICLE IS PARKED ON A NON-LEVEL SURFACE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SHIFTER ASSEMBLY. UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS SERVICED, OWNERS ARE ADVISED WHEN SHIFTING TO "PARK," ALWAYS APPLY THE PARK BRAKE BEFORE RELEASING THE SERVICE BRAKE.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 3, 1998.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/GEO AT 1-800-222-1020.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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GEO: METRO: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V213000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: METRO
Model Year: 1995
Manufacturer Component Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19941001 - 19941001
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 435
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19941111
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19941026
Record Creation Date: 19941102

Defect Summary:

THE REAR BRAKE DRUMS WERE NOT CORRECTLY MACHINED. AS THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN, LOSS OF WHEEL CLAMP LOAD CAN RESULT FROM THIS CONDITION. ONCE CLAMP LOAD IS LOST, ALL TIRE LOADS ARE DIRECTLY TAKEN BY THE WHEEL STUDS. THIS LOADING CAN CAUSE FATIGUE FAILURE OF THE WHEEL STUDS.

Consequence Summary:

IF THIS OCCURS, A WHEEL COULD SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE, AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Corrective Summary:

REPLACE REAR BRAKE DRUMS.

Notes:

SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; SHOE AND DRUM SYSTEM.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 3-DOOR, NON-ABS EQUIPPED PASSENGER VEHICLES.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT, PLEASE CONTACT CHEVROLET 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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GEO: METRO: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 93V189001
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: METRO
Model Year: 1993
Manufacturer Component Description: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 356097
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19931223
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19931123
Record Creation Date: 19931201

Defect 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 Summary:

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.

Corrective Summary:

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.

Notes:

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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GEO: METRO: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 93V189001
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: METRO
Model Year: 1992
Manufacturer Component Description: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 356097
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19931223
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19931123
Record Creation Date: 19931201

Defect 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 Summary:

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.

Corrective Summary:

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.

Notes:

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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GEO: METRO: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 93V189001
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: METRO
Model Year: 1991
Manufacturer Component Description: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 356097
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19931223
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19931123
Record Creation Date: 19931201

Defect 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 Summary:

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.

Corrective Summary:

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.

Notes:

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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GEO: METRO: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V103007
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: METRO
Model Year: 1991
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19860101 - 19911201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 466902
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960517
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19950524
Record Creation Date: 19950524

Defect Summary:

THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

Consequence Summary:

THE SAFETY BELTS WOULD NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO AN OCCUPANT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CHECK THE CONDITION AND OPERATION OF BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES AND CAREFULLY INSPECT THE RED RELEASE BUTTON FOR ANY BREAKS OR CRACKS. THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT BOTH BUCKLES ARE OPERATING PROPERLY BY INSERTING EACH LATCH PLATE INTO ITS BUCKLE, TUGGING ON THE BELT TO MAKE SURE THE LATCH IS SECURELY LOCKED, AND THEN PRESSING THE RELEASE BUTTON. THE LATCH PLATE SHOULD POP OUT OF THE BUCKLE WHEN THE BUTTON IS PRESSED. IF EITHER RELEASE BUTTON SHOWS A SIGN OF BREAKING OR CRACKING OR IF EITHER BUCKLE FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY, OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CONTACT THEIR AUTHORIZED DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BUCKLE REPLACED OR REPAIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER IS DEVELOPING A REMEDY DESIGNED TO PREVENT FAILURE OF THE BUTTONS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROKEN.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELTS; BELT BUCKLES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY BELTS MADE BY TAKATA CORPORATION.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT CHEVROLET/GEO AT 1-800-222-1020. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONALTRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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GEO: METRO: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 93V189001
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: METRO
Model Year: 1990
Manufacturer Component Description: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 356097
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19931223
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19931123
Record Creation Date: 19931201

Defect 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 Summary:

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.

Corrective Summary:

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.

Notes:

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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GEO: METRO: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V103007
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: METRO
Model Year: 1990
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19860101 - 19911201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 466902
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960517
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19950524
Record Creation Date: 19950524

Defect Summary:

THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

Consequence Summary:

THE SAFETY BELTS WOULD NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO AN OCCUPANT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CHECK THE CONDITION AND OPERATION OF BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES AND CAREFULLY INSPECT THE RED RELEASE BUTTON FOR ANY BREAKS OR CRACKS. THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT BOTH BUCKLES ARE OPERATING PROPERLY BY INSERTING EACH LATCH PLATE INTO ITS BUCKLE, TUGGING ON THE BELT TO MAKE SURE THE LATCH IS SECURELY LOCKED, AND THEN PRESSING THE RELEASE BUTTON. THE LATCH PLATE SHOULD POP OUT OF THE BUCKLE WHEN THE BUTTON IS PRESSED. IF EITHER RELEASE BUTTON SHOWS A SIGN OF BREAKING OR CRACKING OR IF EITHER BUCKLE FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY, OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CONTACT THEIR AUTHORIZED DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BUCKLE REPLACED OR REPAIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER IS DEVELOPING A REMEDY DESIGNED TO PREVENT FAILURE OF THE BUTTONS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROKEN.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELTS; BELT BUCKLES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY BELTS MADE BY TAKATA CORPORATION.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT CHEVROLET/GEO AT 1-800-222-1020. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONALTRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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GEO: METRO: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 93V189001
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: METRO
Model Year: 1989
Manufacturer Component Description: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 356097
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19931223
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19931123
Record Creation Date: 19931201

Defect 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 Summary:

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.

Corrective Summary:

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.

Notes:

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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GEO: METRO: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V103007
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: METRO
Model Year: 1989
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19860101 - 19911201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 466902
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960517
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19950524
Record Creation Date: 19950524

Defect Summary:

THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

Consequence Summary:

THE SAFETY BELTS WOULD NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO AN OCCUPANT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CHECK THE CONDITION AND OPERATION OF BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES AND CAREFULLY INSPECT THE RED RELEASE BUTTON FOR ANY BREAKS OR CRACKS. THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT BOTH BUCKLES ARE OPERATING PROPERLY BY INSERTING EACH LATCH PLATE INTO ITS BUCKLE, TUGGING ON THE BELT TO MAKE SURE THE LATCH IS SECURELY LOCKED, AND THEN PRESSING THE RELEASE BUTTON. THE LATCH PLATE SHOULD POP OUT OF THE BUCKLE WHEN THE BUTTON IS PRESSED. IF EITHER RELEASE BUTTON SHOWS A SIGN OF BREAKING OR CRACKING OR IF EITHER BUCKLE FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY, OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CONTACT THEIR AUTHORIZED DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BUCKLE REPLACED OR REPAIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER IS DEVELOPING A REMEDY DESIGNED TO PREVENT FAILURE OF THE BUTTONS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROKEN.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELTS; BELT BUCKLES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY BELTS MADE BY TAKATA CORPORATION.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT CHEVROLET/GEO AT 1-800-222-1020. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONALTRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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GEO: PRIZM: AIR BAGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 97V043002
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1997
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19960816 - 19961119
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17094
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19970330
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19970320
Record Creation Date: 19970325

Defect 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 Summary:

UNEXPECTED AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT CAN RESULT IN OCCUPANT INJURY.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE AIR BAG COMPUTER.

Notes:

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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GEO: PRIZM: SUSPENSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10E002000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1997
Manufacturer Component Description: SUSPENSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12657
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20100315
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Report Received Date: 20100211
Record Creation Date: 20100211

Defect Summary:

RIDE CONTROL IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT STRUT MOUNTS BRANDED AS GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR, P/NOS. 142435, 142193, 142305, 142303, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE AFFECTED FRONT STRUT MOUNTS DID NOT CONTAIN A WELD JOINT BETWEEN THE BEARING HOUSING AND THE RATE PLATE.

Consequence Summary:

THE ABSENCE OF THE WELD CAN ALLOW THE STRUT TO COME OUT OF ITS MOUNTING POSITION UNDER CERTAIN EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS WHICH COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO SURROUNDING VEHICLE COMPONENTS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

RIDE CONTROL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RIDE CONTROL AT 1-248-458-1396.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR FRONT STRUT MOUNTS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS, NISSAN, OR TOYOTA.OWNERS 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 SAFERCAR.GOV .

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GEO: PRIZM: SUSPENSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10E002000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1996
Manufacturer Component Description: SUSPENSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12657
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20100315
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Report Received Date: 20100211
Record Creation Date: 20100211

Defect Summary:

RIDE CONTROL IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT STRUT MOUNTS BRANDED AS GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR, P/NOS. 142435, 142193, 142305, 142303, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE AFFECTED FRONT STRUT MOUNTS DID NOT CONTAIN A WELD JOINT BETWEEN THE BEARING HOUSING AND THE RATE PLATE.

Consequence Summary:

THE ABSENCE OF THE WELD CAN ALLOW THE STRUT TO COME OUT OF ITS MOUNTING POSITION UNDER CERTAIN EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS WHICH COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO SURROUNDING VEHICLE COMPONENTS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

RIDE CONTROL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RIDE CONTROL AT 1-248-458-1396.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR FRONT STRUT MOUNTS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS, NISSAN, OR TOYOTA.OWNERS 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 SAFERCAR.GOV .

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GEO: PRIZM: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V195002
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1995
Manufacturer Component Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19950601 - 19950701
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4481
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19951107
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19951011
Record Creation Date: 19951018

Defect Summary:

THE BATTERY CAN HAVE A DEFECTIVE WELD INSIDE THE POSITIVE AND/OR NEGATIVE TERMINAL ALLOWING THE CONNECTION INSIDE OF THE TERMINAL TO SEPARATE.

Consequence Summary:

THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN A NO-START CONDITION, OR A BATTERY EXPLOSION.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE DEFECTIVE BATTERIES.

Notes:

SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; BATTERY.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.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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GEO: PRIZM: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V107000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: TOYOTA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1995
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19920601 - 19950101
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 627858
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960508
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: TOYOTA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Report Received Date: 19960620
Record Creation Date: 19960621

Defect Summary:

IF LIQUID IS SPILLED IN THE CONSOLE BOX AREA, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT CAN ILLUMINATE AND STAY "ON" DURING NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS.

Consequence Summary:

THIS LEAKAGE CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE AIR BAG TO INADVERTENTLY DEPLOY.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVER OVER THE AIR BAG SENSOR TO PREVENT POSSIBLE MALFUNCTION CAUSED BY THE SPILLING OF LIQUID SUBSTANCES ON THE SENSOR. AIR BAG SENSORS DAMAGED BY PREVIOUS LIQUID SPILLAGE WILL BE REPLACED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR; PASSIVE RESTRAINT; AIR BAG IMPACT SENSOR. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN NOTIFIED OF THIS CAMPAIGN. 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 TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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GEO: PRIZM: SUSPENSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10E002000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1995
Manufacturer Component Description: SUSPENSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12657
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20100315
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Report Received Date: 20100211
Record Creation Date: 20100211

Defect Summary:

RIDE CONTROL IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT STRUT MOUNTS BRANDED AS GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR, P/NOS. 142435, 142193, 142305, 142303, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE AFFECTED FRONT STRUT MOUNTS DID NOT CONTAIN A WELD JOINT BETWEEN THE BEARING HOUSING AND THE RATE PLATE.

Consequence Summary:

THE ABSENCE OF THE WELD CAN ALLOW THE STRUT TO COME OUT OF ITS MOUNTING POSITION UNDER CERTAIN EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS WHICH COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO SURROUNDING VEHICLE COMPONENTS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

RIDE CONTROL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RIDE CONTROL AT 1-248-458-1396.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR FRONT STRUT MOUNTS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS, NISSAN, OR TOYOTA.OWNERS 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 SAFERCAR.GOV .

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GEO: PRIZM: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V107000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: TOYOTA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19920601 - 19950101
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 627858
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960508
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: TOYOTA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Report Received Date: 19960620
Record Creation Date: 19960621

Defect Summary:

IF LIQUID IS SPILLED IN THE CONSOLE BOX AREA, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT CAN ILLUMINATE AND STAY "ON" DURING NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS.

Consequence Summary:

THIS LEAKAGE CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE AIR BAG TO INADVERTENTLY DEPLOY.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVER OVER THE AIR BAG SENSOR TO PREVENT POSSIBLE MALFUNCTION CAUSED BY THE SPILLING OF LIQUID SUBSTANCES ON THE SENSOR. AIR BAG SENSORS DAMAGED BY PREVIOUS LIQUID SPILLAGE WILL BE REPLACED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR; PASSIVE RESTRAINT; AIR BAG IMPACT SENSOR. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN NOTIFIED OF THIS CAMPAIGN. 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 TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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GEO: PRIZM: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94E021002
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19931101 - 19940601
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 38502
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19940921
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19940922
Record Creation Date: 19940930
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 209

Defect Summary:

THE FRONT SEAT BELT BUCKLE ANCHOR STRAPS WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED. IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE CAN SEPARATE FROM THE ANCHOR STRAP. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."

Consequence Summary:

IF THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE SEPARATES FROM THE ANCHOR STRAPIN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT, THE SEAT OCCUPANT IS EXPOSED TO INCREASED RISK OFPERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY ANCHOR STRAPS AND REPLACE THOSE WITH SUSPECT DATE CODES "52733D 032" OR "52733D 042".

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEM; ACTIVE RESTRAINTS; BELT BUCKLES; FMVSS 209.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.NOTE: IF THE VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPONSERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLETIME OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACTGEO/CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFICSAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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GEO: PRIZM: SUSPENSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10E002000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: SUSPENSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12657
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20100315
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Report Received Date: 20100211
Record Creation Date: 20100211

Defect Summary:

RIDE CONTROL IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT STRUT MOUNTS BRANDED AS GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR, P/NOS. 142435, 142193, 142305, 142303, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE AFFECTED FRONT STRUT MOUNTS DID NOT CONTAIN A WELD JOINT BETWEEN THE BEARING HOUSING AND THE RATE PLATE.

Consequence Summary:

THE ABSENCE OF THE WELD CAN ALLOW THE STRUT TO COME OUT OF ITS MOUNTING POSITION UNDER CERTAIN EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS WHICH COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO SURROUNDING VEHICLE COMPONENTS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

RIDE CONTROL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RIDE CONTROL AT 1-248-458-1396.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR FRONT STRUT MOUNTS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS, NISSAN, OR TOYOTA.OWNERS 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 SAFERCAR.GOV .

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GEO: PRIZM: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V107000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: TOYOTA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1993
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19920601 - 19950101
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 627858
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960508
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: TOYOTA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Report Received Date: 19960620
Record Creation Date: 19960621

Defect Summary:

IF LIQUID IS SPILLED IN THE CONSOLE BOX AREA, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT CAN ILLUMINATE AND STAY "ON" DURING NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS.

Consequence Summary:

THIS LEAKAGE CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE AIR BAG TO INADVERTENTLY DEPLOY.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVER OVER THE AIR BAG SENSOR TO PREVENT POSSIBLE MALFUNCTION CAUSED BY THE SPILLING OF LIQUID SUBSTANCES ON THE SENSOR. AIR BAG SENSORS DAMAGED BY PREVIOUS LIQUID SPILLAGE WILL BE REPLACED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR; PASSIVE RESTRAINT; AIR BAG IMPACT SENSOR. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN NOTIFIED OF THIS CAMPAIGN. 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 TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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GEO: PRIZM: SUSPENSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10E002000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1993
Manufacturer Component Description: SUSPENSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12657
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20100315
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Report Received Date: 20100211
Record Creation Date: 20100211

Defect Summary:

RIDE CONTROL IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT STRUT MOUNTS BRANDED AS GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR, P/NOS. 142435, 142193, 142305, 142303, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE AFFECTED FRONT STRUT MOUNTS DID NOT CONTAIN A WELD JOINT BETWEEN THE BEARING HOUSING AND THE RATE PLATE.

Consequence Summary:

THE ABSENCE OF THE WELD CAN ALLOW THE STRUT TO COME OUT OF ITS MOUNTING POSITION UNDER CERTAIN EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS WHICH COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO SURROUNDING VEHICLE COMPONENTS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

RIDE CONTROL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RIDE CONTROL AT 1-248-458-1396.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR FRONT STRUT MOUNTS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS, NISSAN, OR TOYOTA.OWNERS 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 SAFERCAR.GOV .

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GEO: PRIZM: SUSPENSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10E002000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1992
Manufacturer Component Description: SUSPENSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12657
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20100315
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Report Received Date: 20100211
Record Creation Date: 20100211

Defect Summary:

RIDE CONTROL IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT STRUT MOUNTS BRANDED AS GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR, P/NOS. 142435, 142193, 142305, 142303, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE AFFECTED FRONT STRUT MOUNTS DID NOT CONTAIN A WELD JOINT BETWEEN THE BEARING HOUSING AND THE RATE PLATE.

Consequence Summary:

THE ABSENCE OF THE WELD CAN ALLOW THE STRUT TO COME OUT OF ITS MOUNTING POSITION UNDER CERTAIN EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS WHICH COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO SURROUNDING VEHICLE COMPONENTS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

RIDE CONTROL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RIDE CONTROL AT 1-248-458-1396.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR FRONT STRUT MOUNTS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS, NISSAN, OR TOYOTA.OWNERS 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 SAFERCAR.GOV .

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GEO: PRIZM: WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 90V191000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1991
Manufacturer Component Description: WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19900801 - 19901001
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 654
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19901108
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19901109
Record Creation Date: 19901129

Defect Summary:

LUG NUTS THAT RETAIN WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS MAY HAVE BEEN TORQUED TO LOWER THAN RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS.

Consequence Summary:

INSUFFICIENT CLAMPING OF LUG NUTS RETAINING THE WHEELCOVER AND WHEEL COULD RESULT IN A LOOSE WHEEL THAT COULD FALL OFF WITH POTENTIALFOR LOSS OF CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:

REMOVE ORIGINAL WHEEL COVER, TORQUE LUG TO SPECIFICATION, AND INSTALL FULL WHEEL COVERS THAT ARE RETAINED BY SPRING CLIPS.

Notes:

SYSTEM: WHEEL LUG NUTS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

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GEO: PRIZM: SUSPENSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10E002000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1991
Manufacturer Component Description: SUSPENSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12657
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20100315
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Report Received Date: 20100211
Record Creation Date: 20100211

Defect Summary:

RIDE CONTROL IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT STRUT MOUNTS BRANDED AS GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR, P/NOS. 142435, 142193, 142305, 142303, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE AFFECTED FRONT STRUT MOUNTS DID NOT CONTAIN A WELD JOINT BETWEEN THE BEARING HOUSING AND THE RATE PLATE.

Consequence Summary:

THE ABSENCE OF THE WELD CAN ALLOW THE STRUT TO COME OUT OF ITS MOUNTING POSITION UNDER CERTAIN EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS WHICH COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO SURROUNDING VEHICLE COMPONENTS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

RIDE CONTROL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RIDE CONTROL AT 1-248-458-1396.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR FRONT STRUT MOUNTS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS, NISSAN, OR TOYOTA.OWNERS 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 SAFERCAR.GOV .

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GEO: PRIZM: SUSPENSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10E002000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1990
Manufacturer Component Description: SUSPENSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12657
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20100315
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Report Received Date: 20100211
Record Creation Date: 20100211

Defect Summary:

RIDE CONTROL IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT STRUT MOUNTS BRANDED AS GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR, P/NOS. 142435, 142193, 142305, 142303, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE AFFECTED FRONT STRUT MOUNTS DID NOT CONTAIN A WELD JOINT BETWEEN THE BEARING HOUSING AND THE RATE PLATE.

Consequence Summary:

THE ABSENCE OF THE WELD CAN ALLOW THE STRUT TO COME OUT OF ITS MOUNTING POSITION UNDER CERTAIN EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS WHICH COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO SURROUNDING VEHICLE COMPONENTS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

RIDE CONTROL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RIDE CONTROL AT 1-248-458-1396.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR FRONT STRUT MOUNTS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS, NISSAN, OR TOYOTA.OWNERS 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 SAFERCAR.GOV .

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GEO: PRIZM: SUSPENSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10E002000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: PRIZM
Model Year: 1989
Manufacturer Component Description: SUSPENSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Type of Report: E (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12657
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20100315
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: RIDE CONTROL, LLC
Report Received Date: 20100211
Record Creation Date: 20100211

Defect Summary:

RIDE CONTROL IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT STRUT MOUNTS BRANDED AS GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR, P/NOS. 142435, 142193, 142305, 142303, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE AFFECTED FRONT STRUT MOUNTS DID NOT CONTAIN A WELD JOINT BETWEEN THE BEARING HOUSING AND THE RATE PLATE.

Consequence Summary:

THE ABSENCE OF THE WELD CAN ALLOW THE STRUT TO COME OUT OF ITS MOUNTING POSITION UNDER CERTAIN EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS WHICH COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO SURROUNDING VEHICLE COMPONENTS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

RIDE CONTROL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RIDE CONTROL AT 1-248-458-1396.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR FRONT STRUT MOUNTS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS, NISSAN, OR TOYOTA.OWNERS 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 SAFERCAR.GOV .

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GEO: STORM: AIR BAGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 92V091001
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: STORM
Model Year: 1992
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19891101 - 19920401
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 211306
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19920716
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19920706
Record Creation Date: 19920717

Defect Summary:

THE STEERING WHEEL CENTER HUB CAN FRACTURE DURING CERTAIN FRONTAL AND NEAR FRONTAL VEHICLE COLLISIONS.

Consequence Summary:

FRACTURING OF THE STEERING WHEEL HUB CAN DECREASE THEDRIVER'S CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND COULD REDUCE THE CRASH PROTECTION OF THESTEERING SYSTEM AND THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG.

Corrective Summary:

A STEERING WHEEL REINFORCEMENT PLATE AND NUT WILL BE ADDED TO THE STEERING WHEEL HUB.

Notes:

SYSTEM: STEERING WHEEL HUB; AIR BAG SYSTEM.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH AIR BAGS IN THE STEERING WHEELHUB.

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GEO: STORM: AIR BAGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 92V091001
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: STORM
Model Year: 1991
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19891101 - 19920401
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 211306
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19920716
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19920706
Record Creation Date: 19920717

Defect Summary:

THE STEERING WHEEL CENTER HUB CAN FRACTURE DURING CERTAIN FRONTAL AND NEAR FRONTAL VEHICLE COLLISIONS.

Consequence Summary:

FRACTURING OF THE STEERING WHEEL HUB CAN DECREASE THEDRIVER'S CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND COULD REDUCE THE CRASH PROTECTION OF THESTEERING SYSTEM AND THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG.

Corrective Summary:

A STEERING WHEEL REINFORCEMENT PLATE AND NUT WILL BE ADDED TO THE STEERING WHEEL HUB.

Notes:

SYSTEM: STEERING WHEEL HUB; AIR BAG SYSTEM.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH AIR BAGS IN THE STEERING WHEELHUB.

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GEO: STORM: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V103007
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: STORM
Model Year: 1991
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19860101 - 19911201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 466902
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960517
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19950524
Record Creation Date: 19950524

Defect Summary:

THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

Consequence Summary:

THE SAFETY BELTS WOULD NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO AN OCCUPANT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CHECK THE CONDITION AND OPERATION OF BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES AND CAREFULLY INSPECT THE RED RELEASE BUTTON FOR ANY BREAKS OR CRACKS. THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT BOTH BUCKLES ARE OPERATING PROPERLY BY INSERTING EACH LATCH PLATE INTO ITS BUCKLE, TUGGING ON THE BELT TO MAKE SURE THE LATCH IS SECURELY LOCKED, AND THEN PRESSING THE RELEASE BUTTON. THE LATCH PLATE SHOULD POP OUT OF THE BUCKLE WHEN THE BUTTON IS PRESSED. IF EITHER RELEASE BUTTON SHOWS A SIGN OF BREAKING OR CRACKING OR IF EITHER BUCKLE FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY, OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CONTACT THEIR AUTHORIZED DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BUCKLE REPLACED OR REPAIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER IS DEVELOPING A REMEDY DESIGNED TO PREVENT FAILURE OF THE BUTTONS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROKEN.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELTS; BELT BUCKLES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY BELTS MADE BY TAKATA CORPORATION.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT CHEVROLET/GEO AT 1-800-222-1020. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONALTRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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GEO: STORM: AIR BAGS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 92V091001
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: STORM
Model Year: 1990
Manufacturer Component Description: AIR BAGS
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19891101 - 19920401
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 211306
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19920716
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19920706
Record Creation Date: 19920717

Defect Summary:

THE STEERING WHEEL CENTER HUB CAN FRACTURE DURING CERTAIN FRONTAL AND NEAR FRONTAL VEHICLE COLLISIONS.

Consequence Summary:

FRACTURING OF THE STEERING WHEEL HUB CAN DECREASE THEDRIVER'S CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND COULD REDUCE THE CRASH PROTECTION OF THESTEERING SYSTEM AND THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG.

Corrective Summary:

A STEERING WHEEL REINFORCEMENT PLATE AND NUT WILL BE ADDED TO THE STEERING WHEEL HUB.

Notes:

SYSTEM: STEERING WHEEL HUB; AIR BAG SYSTEM.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH AIR BAGS IN THE STEERING WHEELHUB.

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GEO: STORM: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 89V203000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: STORM
Model Year: 1990
Manufacturer Component Description: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19890601 - 19891001
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15200
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19891010
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19891116
Record Creation Date: 19891128

Defect Summary:

WHEN USING FRONT SEATBACK RELEASE LEVERS TO TIP FRONT SEATBACK FORWARD TO GAIN ENTRY TO, OR EXIT FROM , THE REAR SEAT, IT IS POSSIBLE TO INSERT A FINGER INTO THE SEATBACK HINGE MECHANISM.

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD RESULT IN THE FINGER BEING PINCHED ANDPOSSIBLY SERIOUSLY INJURED.

Corrective Summary:

REPAIR TO PREVENT CONDITION THAT WOULD PERMIT FINGER INJURY.

Notes:

SYSTEM: SEATBACK HINGE MECHANISM.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

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GEO: STORM: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V103007
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: STORM
Model Year: 1990
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19860101 - 19911201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 466902
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960517
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19950524
Record Creation Date: 19950524

Defect Summary:

THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

Consequence Summary:

THE SAFETY BELTS WOULD NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO AN OCCUPANT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CHECK THE CONDITION AND OPERATION OF BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES AND CAREFULLY INSPECT THE RED RELEASE BUTTON FOR ANY BREAKS OR CRACKS. THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT BOTH BUCKLES ARE OPERATING PROPERLY BY INSERTING EACH LATCH PLATE INTO ITS BUCKLE, TUGGING ON THE BELT TO MAKE SURE THE LATCH IS SECURELY LOCKED, AND THEN PRESSING THE RELEASE BUTTON. THE LATCH PLATE SHOULD POP OUT OF THE BUCKLE WHEN THE BUTTON IS PRESSED. IF EITHER RELEASE BUTTON SHOWS A SIGN OF BREAKING OR CRACKING OR IF EITHER BUCKLE FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY, OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CONTACT THEIR AUTHORIZED DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BUCKLE REPLACED OR REPAIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER IS DEVELOPING A REMEDY DESIGNED TO PREVENT FAILURE OF THE BUTTONS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROKEN.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELTS; BELT BUCKLES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY BELTS MADE BY TAKATA CORPORATION.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT CHEVROLET/GEO AT 1-800-222-1020. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONALTRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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GEO: TRACKER: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V124000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: TRACKER
Model Year: 2001
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 1020
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 20010101 - 20010131
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1016
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010503
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 20010411
Record Creation Date: 20010424

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. MISLABELED SEAT BELTS INTENDED FOR 2-DOOR MODEL VEHICLES WERE INSTALLED IN THE 4-DOOR FRONT PASSENGER SEAT BELT LOCATION. FOR THE PASSENGER SEAT SAFETY BELT, IF THE CHILD SEAT MODE HAS BEEN ENGAGED OR THE BELT IS EXTENDED DURING NORMAL USE AND THEN RETRACTED, THE BELT CANNOT BE EXTENDED AGAIN AND IS UNUSABLE. THE RESET FUNCTION TO NORMAL EMERGENCY MODE DOES NOT WORK BECAUSE THE 2-DOOR BELT WEBBING IS SHORTER.

Consequence Summary:

IN A CRASH, AN UNBELTED OCCUPANT COULD RECEIVE SEVERE INJURIES.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE INCORRECT SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 3, 2001. 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.

Notes:

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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GEO: TRACKER: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V324001
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: TRACKER
Model Year: 1999
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 98076
Manufacturer Component Description: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19981101 - 19981215
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1158
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19981221
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19981215
Record Creation Date: 19990211

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE COUPLING THAT CONNECTS THE STEERING COLUMN SHAFT TO THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT IS CRACKED. THIS COULD ALLOW THE STEERING SHAFTS TO SEPARATE.

Consequence Summary:

IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION, A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL COULD OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING SHAFT COUPLING.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 21, 1998.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.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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GEO: TRACKER: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V329000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: TRACKER
Model Year: 1999
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 98077
Manufacturer Component Description: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19981001 - 19981031
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19981218
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19981222
Record Creation Date: 19981223
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 212

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLE. THE WINDSHIELD MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED AND MAY NOT MEET THE WINDSHIELD RETENTION DURING A FRONTAL IMPACT REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 212, "WINDSHIELD MOUNTING."

Consequence Summary:

IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE WINDSHIELD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RETAINED AND INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WINDSHIELDS ON AFFECTED VEHICLES.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 18, 1998.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.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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GEO: TRACKER: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V273001
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: TRACKER
Model Year: 1999
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 99052
Manufacturer Component Description: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19980901 - 19990630
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 30605
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19991029
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19991020
Record Creation Date: 19991026
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 108

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE AN INOPERATIVE BRAKE LAMP-ACTUATING SWITCH. IF THE BRAKE LAMP-ACTUATING SWITCH DOES NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED, THE BRAKE LIGHTS MAY BE INOPERATIVE. ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE, A FAILURE IN THE BRAKE LAMP-ACTUATING SWITCH MAY ALSO PREVENT SHIFTING OUT OF PARK. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

Consequence Summary:

IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION AND ANOTHER VEHICLE WAS FOLLOWING CLOSELY, A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STOP LAMP SWITCH ASSEMBLY.

Notes:

GM RECALL NO. 99052.OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 29, 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/GEO AT 1-800-222-1020.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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GEO: TRACKER: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V121001
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: TRACKER
Model Year: 1996
Manufacturer Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19950801 - 19960601
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18121
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960701
Recall Initiated By: OVSC
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19960701
Record Creation Date: 19960708
Regulation Part Number: 571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 301

Defect Summary:

THE FUEL TANK ON THESE VEHICLES CAN BECOME PUNCTURED BY A FUEL TANK FLANGE ATTACHMENT REINFORCEMENT DURING REAR-END COLLISIONS. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 301, "FUEL TANK INTEGRITY."

Consequence Summary:

CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WAS PRESENT, FUEL LEAKAGE RESULTING FROM THIS PUNCTURE COULD RESULT IN A POST-CRASH FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL TWO NEW SHIELD GUSSETS BETWEEN THE FUEL TANK AND ATTACHMENT BRACKETS TO PREVENT THE REINFORCEMENT FROM PUNCTURING THE FUEL TANK WALL.

Notes:

SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY; FMVSS NO. 301. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES, 4-DOOR MODELS ONLY.OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN JULY 1996. 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/CHEVROLET 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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GEO: TRACKER: STEERING:RACK AND PINION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V016000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: TRACKER
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: STEERING:RACK AND PINION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19931201 - 19931201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2502
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19940124
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19940121
Record Creation Date: 19940131

Defect Summary:

THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH A LOWER STEERING SHAFT THAT CAN SEPARATE DUE TO A MISLOCATED WELD.

Consequence Summary:

IF THE SEPARATION OCCURRED WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION, A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL CAN RESULT AND AN ACCIDENT CAN OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING SHAFT AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY.

Notes:

SYSTEM: STEERING; GEAR; SHAFT.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT CHEVROLET SERVICE CENTER 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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GEO: TRACKER: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V118000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: TRACKER
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19941001 - 19941001
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 965
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960705
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19960701
Record Creation Date: 19960708

Defect Summary:

THE STEERING WHEEL CENTER HUB TO SPOKE WELD CAN FRACTURE.

Consequence Summary:

THIS CONDITION WILL ALLOW THE STEERING WHEEL TO SEPARATE FROM THE STEERING COLUMN INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING WHEEL FOR THE SUSPECT STEERING WHEEL LOT DATE CODE AND REPLACE ANY FOUND TO HAVE THIS SUSPECT DATE.

Notes:

SYSTEM: STEERING; WHEEL AND COLUMN. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE. OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN IN JUNE 1996. 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/CHEVROLET 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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GEO: TRACKER: SUSPENSION:REAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V073001
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: TRACKER
Model Year: 1994
Manufacturer Component Description: SUSPENSION:REAR
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19920801 - 19930901
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 34172
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19940518
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19940416
Record Creation Date: 19940503

Defect Summary:

THE RIGHT REAR AND LEFT AXLE SHAFT HOUSING TUBES WERE INCORRECTLY WELDED AND CAN FRACTURE. FRACTURE OF THE REAR AXLE SHAFT HOUSING CAN RESULT IN SEPARATION OF THE AFFECTED WHEEL ASSEMBLY AND SEPARATION OF THE BRAKE LINE.

Consequence Summary:

SEPARATION OF THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY CAN CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND SEPARATION OF THE BRAKE LINE RESULTS IN LOSS OF ONE-HALF OF THE BRAKING SYSTEM, INCREASING STOPPING DISTANCE. IN EITHER CASE, AN ACCIDENT CAN OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WELDS OF THE REAR AXLE ASSEMBLIES ON INVOLVED VEHICLES AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE COMPLETE REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY.

Notes:

SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; SINGLE AXLE; REAR.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: UTILITY VEHICLES.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE, OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT CHEVROLET SERVICE CENTER 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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GEO: TRACKER: SUSPENSION:REAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V073001
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: TRACKER
Model Year: 1993
Manufacturer Component Description: SUSPENSION:REAR
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19920801 - 19930901
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 34172
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19940518
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19940416
Record Creation Date: 19940503

Defect Summary:

THE RIGHT REAR AND LEFT AXLE SHAFT HOUSING TUBES WERE INCORRECTLY WELDED AND CAN FRACTURE. FRACTURE OF THE REAR AXLE SHAFT HOUSING CAN RESULT IN SEPARATION OF THE AFFECTED WHEEL ASSEMBLY AND SEPARATION OF THE BRAKE LINE.

Consequence Summary:

SEPARATION OF THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY CAN CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND SEPARATION OF THE BRAKE LINE RESULTS IN LOSS OF ONE-HALF OF THE BRAKING SYSTEM, INCREASING STOPPING DISTANCE. IN EITHER CASE, AN ACCIDENT CAN OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WELDS OF THE REAR AXLE ASSEMBLIES ON INVOLVED VEHICLES AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE COMPLETE REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY.

Notes:

SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; SINGLE AXLE; REAR.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: UTILITY VEHICLES.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE, OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT CHEVROLET SERVICE CENTER 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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GEO: TRACKER: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V103007
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: TRACKER
Model Year: 1991
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19860101 - 19911201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 466902
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960517
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19950524
Record Creation Date: 19950524

Defect Summary:

THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

Consequence Summary:

THE SAFETY BELTS WOULD NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO AN OCCUPANT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CHECK THE CONDITION AND OPERATION OF BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES AND CAREFULLY INSPECT THE RED RELEASE BUTTON FOR ANY BREAKS OR CRACKS. THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT BOTH BUCKLES ARE OPERATING PROPERLY BY INSERTING EACH LATCH PLATE INTO ITS BUCKLE, TUGGING ON THE BELT TO MAKE SURE THE LATCH IS SECURELY LOCKED, AND THEN PRESSING THE RELEASE BUTTON. THE LATCH PLATE SHOULD POP OUT OF THE BUCKLE WHEN THE BUTTON IS PRESSED. IF EITHER RELEASE BUTTON SHOWS A SIGN OF BREAKING OR CRACKING OR IF EITHER BUCKLE FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY, OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CONTACT THEIR AUTHORIZED DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BUCKLE REPLACED OR REPAIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER IS DEVELOPING A REMEDY DESIGNED TO PREVENT FAILURE OF THE BUTTONS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROKEN.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELTS; BELT BUCKLES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY BELTS MADE BY TAKATA CORPORATION.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT CHEVROLET/GEO AT 1-800-222-1020. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONALTRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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GEO: TRACKER: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V103007
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: TRACKER
Model Year: 1990
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19860101 - 19911201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 466902
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960517
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19950524
Record Creation Date: 19950524

Defect Summary:

THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

Consequence Summary:

THE SAFETY BELTS WOULD NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO AN OCCUPANT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CHECK THE CONDITION AND OPERATION OF BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES AND CAREFULLY INSPECT THE RED RELEASE BUTTON FOR ANY BREAKS OR CRACKS. THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT BOTH BUCKLES ARE OPERATING PROPERLY BY INSERTING EACH LATCH PLATE INTO ITS BUCKLE, TUGGING ON THE BELT TO MAKE SURE THE LATCH IS SECURELY LOCKED, AND THEN PRESSING THE RELEASE BUTTON. THE LATCH PLATE SHOULD POP OUT OF THE BUCKLE WHEN THE BUTTON IS PRESSED. IF EITHER RELEASE BUTTON SHOWS A SIGN OF BREAKING OR CRACKING OR IF EITHER BUCKLE FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY, OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CONTACT THEIR AUTHORIZED DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BUCKLE REPLACED OR REPAIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER IS DEVELOPING A REMEDY DESIGNED TO PREVENT FAILURE OF THE BUTTONS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROKEN.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELTS; BELT BUCKLES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY BELTS MADE BY TAKATA CORPORATION.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT CHEVROLET/GEO AT 1-800-222-1020. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONALTRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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GEO: TRACKER: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95V103007
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: TRACKER
Model Year: 1989
Manufacturer Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufacturered: 19860101 - 19911201
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 466902
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960517
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Report Received Date: 19950524
Record Creation Date: 19950524

Defect Summary:

THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

Consequence Summary:

THE SAFETY BELTS WOULD NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO AN OCCUPANT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CHECK THE CONDITION AND OPERATION OF BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES AND CAREFULLY INSPECT THE RED RELEASE BUTTON FOR ANY BREAKS OR CRACKS. THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT BOTH BUCKLES ARE OPERATING PROPERLY BY INSERTING EACH LATCH PLATE INTO ITS BUCKLE, TUGGING ON THE BELT TO MAKE SURE THE LATCH IS SECURELY LOCKED, AND THEN PRESSING THE RELEASE BUTTON. THE LATCH PLATE SHOULD POP OUT OF THE BUCKLE WHEN THE BUTTON IS PRESSED. IF EITHER RELEASE BUTTON SHOWS A SIGN OF BREAKING OR CRACKING OR IF EITHER BUCKLE FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY, OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CONTACT THEIR AUTHORIZED DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BUCKLE REPLACED OR REPAIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER IS DEVELOPING A REMEDY DESIGNED TO PREVENT FAILURE OF THE BUTTONS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROKEN.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELTS; BELT BUCKLES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY BELTS MADE BY TAKATA CORPORATION.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT CHEVROLET/GEO AT 1-800-222-1020. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONALTRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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