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2001 Silhouette Base Extended Minivan SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER Recall

On December 13, 2001, the NHTSA and Oldsmobile announced the recall of this model for problems relating to the vehicle’s SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER. Learn more about this problem below.
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2001 Silhouette Base Extended Minivan SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER Recall

Recall ID # 01V383000 - SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
Recall Date
DEC 13, 2001

Model Affected
2001 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE

Recall Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN MINI VANS BUILT WITH SECOND ROW 50/50 SPLIT BENCH SEATS OR CAPTAIN'S CHAIRS, FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." THE SEAT LATCH ANCHOR WIRE DIAMETER IS GREATER THAN 6.1 MM.

Defect Consenquence
IF THE CONNECTOR FOR A LATCH-TYPE CHILD RESTRAINT IS NOT ATTACHED CORRECTLY TO THE ANCHORAGE POINTS, THE RESTRAINT WILL NOT PROPERLY PROTECT A CHILD IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE LATCH ANCHOR WIRES AND REPAIR THOSE WITH AN IMPROPER DIAMETER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 10, 2002. 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, OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537, OR PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737.

Units Affected
75816

Notes
GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 01077
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