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NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST OF MARCH RECALLS

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NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST OF MARCH RECALLS

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
May 5, 1997

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 8, 1997
NHTSA 28-97
Contact:  Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released a list of auto safety recalls announced in March and urged consumers to have the problems fixed promptly.

The list identifies the make and model of the vehicle or equipment involved, with a brief description of the safety problem.

NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law, safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 70 percent of the owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.

Consumers can get up-to-the-minute information on safety recall campaigns, or information on the recall history of a particular make and model of car, truck, motorcycle or child safety seat, by calling the agency's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at (800) 424-9393 or (202) 366-0123 in the Washington, D.C. area. The Hotline also can be used to report safety problems.


SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGNS

MARCH 1997

VEHICLES:

CARS, VANS, AND LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS

American Honda Motor Company

Model:

Honda Passport Years: 1994-1995

Number Involved: 107,908

Dates of Manufacture: July - October 1994

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V034.002

Honda Campaign No. 97-026

Vehicle Description: Multipurpose passenger cars and light duty trucks.

Description of Defect: An integrated circuit in the voltage regulator can contain manufacturing errors.

Consequence of Defect: This can cause excessive electrical charging of the vehicle's alternator, resulting in engine control malfunction, and/or eventual engine stall.

Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the voltage regulator with a new regulator.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began April 4, 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 Honda at 1-800-999-1009.



American Honda Motor Company

Model:

Acura SLX Year: 1997

Number Involved: 123

Dates of Manufacture: August - November 1996

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V035.002

Honda Campaign No. 97-014

Vehicle Description: Passenger cars.

Description of Defect: These vehicles were manufactured without a lock washer and/or screws in the front hub.

Consequence of Defect: The bearing adjustment nut can loosen, resulting in too much free play between the wheel and axle. The bearing can seize, causing the wheel to lock which affects vehicle directional control and increases the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect the front hubs to determine if the lock washer and screws were properly installed. If not, they will make the necessary repairs.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began April 10, 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 Acura at 1-800-382-2238.



Chrysler Corporation

Model:

Jeep Grand Cherokee Year: 1996

Number Involved: 70,000

Dates of Manufacture: July 1995 - April 1996

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V039

Chrysler Campaign No. 718

Vehicle Description: Multipurpose passenger vehicles equipped with memory seat option.

Description of Defect: The memory seat module wiring harness can come in contact with the seat spring. A low resistance short circuit can develop, resulting in localized heating.

Consequence of Defect: The localized heating can result in ignition of the seat cushion material and a vehicle fire.

Corrective Action: Dealers will relocate the memory seat control module and wiring harness and a protective shield will be installed on the seat frame.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began during 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 Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.



Chrysler Corporation

Model:

Jeep Cherokee Years: 1996

Number Involved: 77,000

Dates of Manufacture: May - June 1996

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V040

Chrysler Campaign No. 719

Vehicle Description: Multipurpose passenger vehicles.

Description of Noncompliance: The web mounted rear seat belt inboard anchor positions may not achieve the required load of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."

Consequence of Noncompliance: In the event of a crash, the vehicle occupant would not be properly secured.

Corrective Action: Dealers will add a washer to each rear inboard seat belt anchor attachment.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began during 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 Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.



Ferrari North America

Model:

Ferrari 288 Year: 1997

Number Involved: 67

Dates of Manufacture: Not yet available

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V047

Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles.

Description of Defect: An adhesive used in the seat belt retractor can cause the mounting to weaken.

Consequence of Defect: In the event of a vehicle crash, the seat occupant would not be properly restrained.

Corrective Action: Dealers will reinforce the retractor mountings.

Owner Notification: Ferrari has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for 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 Ferrari at 1-201-816-2651.



Ford Motor Company

Model:

Ford Crown Victoria Years: 1992-1997

Number Involved: 125,000

Dates of Manufacture: March 1991 - October 1996

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V024

Ford Campaign No. 97S63

Vehicle Description: Police and taxi vehicles.

Description of Defect: The hood latch striker can wear or become detached from the hood.

Consequence of Defect: Either of these conditions can result in the hood opening without warning while the vehicle is being operated, impairing the driver's visibility.

Corrective Action: Dealers will install an improved hood latch striker (vehicles with 1992 model hoods) or revised striker plate attaching fasteners (vehicles with 1993-1997 model hoods).

Owner Notification: Owner notification began April 14, 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 Ford at 1-800-392-3673.



General Motors Corporation

Model:

Buick Park Avenue Year: 1997

Number Involved: 20,959

Dates of Manufacture: April 1996 - January 1997

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V036

GM Campaign No. 97007

Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles.

Description of Noncompliance: These vehicles were assembled with center rear seat belt anchor bolts not properly installed. This does not meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."

Consequence of Noncompliance: In the event of a vehicle crash, the seat belt system would not withstand the required load, and injury to the seat occupant could occur.

Corrective Action: Dealers will tighten the center rear seat belt anchor bolts to specifications.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began during 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 Buick at 1-800-521-7300.

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General Motors Corporation

Model:

GMC C15 Years: 1995-1997
GMC C25 Years: 1995-1997
GMC C35 Years: 1995-1997
Chevrolet C10 Years: 1995-1997
Chevrolet C20 Years: 1995-1997
Chevrolet C30 Years: 1995-1997

Number Involved: 624,433

Dates of Manufacture: July - November 1995

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V037

GM Campaign No. 97008

Vehicle Description: Extended cab and 2-door utility vehicles equipped with reclining seats and the Easy-Entry feature.

Description of Defect: These vehicles exhibit a condition in which a pinch point exists in the recliner mechanism that can trap and pinch a person's hand or fingers when the Easy-Entry feature is activated.

Consequence of Defect: This pinching can cut the hand or possibly sever a finger.

Corrective Action: Dealers will install a protective cover over the recliner mechanism.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began during 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 Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.



General Motors Corporation

Model:

Saturn EV1 Year: 1997

Number Involved: 264

Dates of Manufacture: August 1996 - January 1997

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V042

GM Campaign No. 97009

Vehicle Description: Electric vehicles.

Description of Defect: These vehicles were built with a drive motor charger receptacle assembly that was incompletely sealed. Incomplete sealing can allow water to intrude into the circuit board.

Consequence of Defect: During charging a short circuit could occur. An arc at the short circuit can generate enough heat to create smoke or a flame. If a flame occurs, a fire could result.

Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect the drive motor battery charger receptacle assembly and replace it, if necessary.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began 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 Saturn at 1-888-382-7747 (1-888-EV-ASSIST).



General Motors Corporation

Model:

Geo Prizm Year: 1997

Number Involved: 17,094

Dates of Manufacture: August - November 1996

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V043.002

GM Campaign No. 97017

Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles.

Description of Defect: If the air bag computer in a subject vehicle experiences a mechanical shock within a very short time after the engine is started, e.g., rapidly moving the front seat back against the stops or a sudden release of the parking brake, the air bag can deploy inadvertently.

Consequence of Defect: Unexpected air bag deployment can result in occupant injury.

Corrective Action: Dealers will repair the air bag computer.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began April 30, 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 Chevrolet/Geo at 1-800-222-1020.



General Motors Corporation

Model:

Chevrolet Corvette Year: 1997

Number Involved: 1,414

Dates of Manufacture: November 1996 - March 1997

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V044

GM Campaign No. 97014

Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles.

Description of Defect: The rear suspension tie rod assembly can fracture.

Consequence of Defect: If this were to occur while the vehicle is in motion, loss of directional control can result increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the left- and right-hand rear suspension tie rod links.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began March 20, 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 Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020.



Isuzu Motors, Limited

Model:

Isuzu Rodeo Years: 1994-1995

Isuzu Pickup Truck Year: 1995

Number Involved: 118,485

Dates of Manufacture: July - October 1994

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V034.001

Isuzu Campaign No. SB97-04-LO

Vehicle Description: Multipurpose passenger cars and light duty trucks.

Description of Defect: An integrated circuit within the voltage regulator can contain manufacturing errors.

Consequence of Defect: This can cause excessive electrical charging of the vehicle's alternator, resulting in engine control malfunction or eventual engine stall.

Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the voltage regulator with a new regulator.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began April 4, 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 Isuzu at 1-800-643-4070, ext. 241.



Isuzu Motors, Limited

Model:

Isuzu Trooper Year: 1997

Number Involved: 270

Dates of Manufacture: August - November 1996

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V035.001

Isuzu Campaign No. 97-Z-01

Vehicle Description: Multipurpose passenger vehicles located in Puerto Rico.

Description of Defect: These vehicles were manufactured without a lock washer and/or screws in the front hub.

Consequence of Defect: The bearing adjustment nut can loosen, resulting in too much free play between the wheel and axle. The bearing can seize, causing the wheel to lock which affects vehicle directional control and increases the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect the front hubs to determine if the lock washer and screws were properly installed. If not, they will make the necessary repairs.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began April 10, 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 Isuzu of Puerto Rico at 1-809-792- 5858.



Jaguar Cars

Model:

Jaguar XK8 Year: 1997

Number Involved: 2,303

Dates of Manufacture: July - November 1996

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V045

Jaguar Campaign No. R815

Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles.

Description of Defect: The differential output shaft retaining rings on the rear suspension can become displaced, allowing the output shaft to become detached from the differential unit.

Consequence of Defect: If the output shaft separates, the rear suspension would collapse on the affected side, resulting in loss of control of the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect the vehicle's differential serial number and repair or replace the necessary parts.

Owner Notification: Owner notification was to begin April 22, 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 Jaguar at 1-800-4JAGUAR (1-800-452- 4827).



Mercedes-Benz of North America, Inc.

Model:

Mercedes-Benz 140 Years: 1997

Number Involved: 27,000

Dates of Manufacture: Not yet available.

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V028

Mercedes-Benz Campaign No. 97-0413

Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles.

Description of Defect: If the front wheels are turned to full lock, the wheel could contact the brake hose and damage the hose.

Consequence of Defect: If the brake hose is damaged, loss of brake fluid in the front brake circuit can occur, which could result in longer than expected stopping distances and could result in a crash.

Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect the front brake hose assembly and install a retaining bracket on the front brake hoses.

Owner Notification: Mercedes-Benz has not yet provided an owner notification schedule.

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 Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.



Toyota Motor Company, Ltd.

Model:

Toyota Corolla Year: 1997

Number Involved: 61,202

Dates of Manufacture: August - November 1996

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V043.001

Toyota Campaign No. SSC V01

Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles.

Description of Defect: If the air bag computer in a subject vehicle experiences a mechanical shock within a very short time after the engine is started, e.g., rapidly moving the front seat back against the stops or a sudden release of the parking brake, the air bag can deploy inadvertently.

Consequence of Defect: Unexpected air bag deployment can result in occupant injury.

Corrective Action: Dealers will repair the air bag computer.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began during 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 Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.



Peugeot, Inc.

Model:

Peugeot 405 Years: 1989-1992

Number Involved: 10,816

Dates of Manufacture: February 1988-July 1991

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V038

Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles.

Description of Defect: A gradual deterioration of the headlight plastic lens occurs.

Consequence of Defect: Reduced lighting from the lens can cause visibility problems, increasing the risk of vehicle crash.

Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect and replace both front headlight assemblies.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began during 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 Peugeot at 1-800-345-5549.



Rolls-Royce Motors, Inc.

Model:

Bentley Continental Years: 1997

Number Involved: 10

Dates of Manufacture: May - December 1996

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V049

Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles

Description of Defect: The aluminum facia trim panel on the passenger air bag door can detach during air bag deployment.

Consequence of Defect: If this occurs during a vehicle crash, the vehicle occupants could be injured.

Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the air bag doors with a new door using a different adhesive to attach the panel.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began during April 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 Rolls-Royce at 1-201-967-9100.



Rolls-Royce Motors, Inc.

Model:

Bentley Azure Year: 1997
Bentley Turbo R Year: 1997

Number Involved: 38

Dates of Manufacture: October 196 - January 1997

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V050

Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles

Description of Defect: Two hydraulic system pipes connecting the hydraulic brake pumps to the accumulators can contact each other, resulting in a hydraulic fluid leak.

Consequence of Defect: Chafing of the pipes can result in a fluid leak and consequent loss of braking performance.

Corrective Action: Dealers will reposition the pipes to prevent contact between the two pipes. Owner Notification: Owner notification began during April 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 Rolls-Royce at 1-201-967-9100.



Saab Cars USA, Inc.

Model:

Saab 900 Years: 1994-1997

Number Involved: 52,500

Dates of Manufacture: Not yet available.

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V046 Saab Campaign No. 705

Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles.

Description of Defect: Corrosion around the zinc-coated throttle control lever bushing can cause the throttle lever to bind.

Consequence of Defect: This binding can result in the throttle plate not returning to the closed position when the throttle pedal is released and a subsequent loss of throttle control.

Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the zinc-coated throttle control lever bushing with a nickel- coated bushing and bolt.

Owner Notification: Owner notification was expected to begin May 1, 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 Saab at 1-800-955-9007.



BUSES, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS AND TRAILERS

AmTran Corporation

Model:

AmTran RS Years: 1995-1997
AmTran RC Years: 1995-1997
AmTran RE Years: 1995-1997

Number Involved: 1,473

Dates of Manufacture: March 1995 - January 1997

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V048

AmTran Campaign No. 97501

Vehicle Description: Heavy duty trucks.

Description of Defect: The low pressure power steering return hose can either burst or become disconnected due to increased fluid viscosity in frigid temperatures.

Consequence of Defect: If the low pressure hose bursts or separates, there would be a loss of power assist to the steering and a reduction in power assist to the brakes on vehicles equipped with hydraulic brakes.

Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the return hoses with a hose that can tolerate higher pressures, use improved clamps and a power steering fluid that is less viscous in frigid temperatures.

Owner Notification: Owner notification was expected to begin April 29, 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 AmTran at 1-800-843-5615.



Ford Motor Company

Model:

Ford Louisville L8500 Year: 1997

Number Involved: 3

Dates of Manufacture: June - November 1996

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V041 Ford Campaign No. 97S68

Vehicle Description: Heavy duty trucks equipped with FD1060 or FD1460 diesel engines and optional manual fuel shutoff systems.

Description of Noncompliance: The hand control of the manual fuel shutoff system, mounted on the vehicle's instrument panel, is labeled with the words, "Shutoff Fuel Lock," and these words are not illuminated other than by the cab's interior lights. This does not comply with FMVSS No. 101, "Controls and Displays."

Consequence of Noncompliance: Due to the lack of illumination and incomplete labeling of the manual fuel shutoff system, a driver may not identify the hand control to shut off the fuel supply to the engine.

Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the manual fuel shutoff system with the standard automatic key-off fuel control system.

Owner Notification: Owners have 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 Ford at 1-800-392-3673.



Prevost Car, Inc.

Model:

Prevost H3-41 Year: 1997
Prevost H3-45 Year: 1997
Prevost XL Year: 1997
Prevost XL-45 Year: 1997

Number Involved: 170

Dates of Manufacture: August 1996 - February 1997

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V032

Vehicle Description: Transit buses.

Description of Noncompliance: The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is not in compliance with Part 565, "Vehicle Identification Number - Content Requirements,"

Consequence of Noncompliance: An incorrect VIN can cause problems when the vehicle is being registered.

Corrective Action: Prevost will supply a corrected DOT Certification Label and installation instructions for these vehicles.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began Feb. 17, 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 Prevost at 1-418-883-3391.



Thomas Built Buses, Inc.

Model:

Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner Years: 1988-1996

Number Involved: 695

Dates of Manufacture: September 1988-January 1996

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V030

Vehicle Description: School and transit buses, 66-90 passenger, type "D", rear engine equipped with 10" brakes and Neway air suspension.

Description of Defect: Contact between the brake chamber and the suspension beam can result in damage to the brake chamber clamp band.

Consequence of Defect: If damage to the clamp band resulted in band breakage, the chamber could come apart, resulting in loss of the service brakes. The emergency brakes would automatically apply.

Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect the brake chamber for signs of contact. If contact is indicated, the brake cam shaft and chamber support bracket will be replaced, eliminating the possibility of contact between the brake chamber and the suspension beam.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began during April 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 Thomas Built at 1-910-889-4871.



Thomas Built Buses, Inc.

Model:

Thomas Built Conventional Years: 1991-1996

Number Involved: 24,082

Dates of Manufacture: July 1991 - February 1996

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V031

Vehicle Description: School buses equipped with outward opening service doors.

Description of Defect: The possibility exists that an item worn by a child, such as a long drawstring, sash, or backpack/bookbag accessory, can become caught in a small opening at the floor level of the forward door post.

Consequence of Defect: If an item worn by a child were to catch in the opening, and the driver were to close the door and put the vehicle in motion, it could result in injury or death to the child.

Corrective Action: Thomas Built will inspect the forward door post to verify that the opening is completely eliminated and, if necessary, will install sealant in any remaining portion of the opening.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began during April 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 Thomas Built at 1-910-889-4871.



Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corporation

Model:

Volvo VN Years: 1996-1997

Number Involved: 1,035

Dates of Manufacture: March 1996 - January 1997

NHTSA Recall No.: 97V033

Volvo Truck Campaign No.: RVXX9701

Vehicle Description: Heavy duty trucks.

Description of Defect: The transmission shift control lever can break off at the transmission.

Consequence of Defect: If the shift lever fails, the transmission cannot be shifted, and the vehicle can become a hazard or obstruction to other drivers.

Corrective Action: Dealers will replace these transmission shift control levers with new control levers.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began during 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 Volvo Heavy Truck at 1-910-393-2000.



EQUIPMENT

Cosco, Inc.

Model:

Cosco Arriva 02-751

Number Involved: 34,580

Dates of Manufacture: March - May 1995

NHTSA Recall No.: 97E008

Equipment Description: Infant child restraint seat.

Description of Defect: Separation of the buckle latch release button and spring from the latch release housing assembly.

Consequence of Defect: The seat will become inoperative as the user will not be able to reinsert the spring and red latch release button properly into the housing.

Corrective Action: Cosco will replace the entire latch assembly.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began during April 1997.

Note: Owners who do not receive the free latch assembly within a reasonable time should contact Cosco at 1-800-221-6736.



Guardian Personal Security

Model:

Guardian Peppergas Aerosol

Number Involved: 25,670

Dates of Manufacture: January 1995 - August 1996

NHTSA Recall No.: 97E006 Guardian Campaign No. YPGPA97

Equipment Description: Pepper gas auto units.

Description of Defect: The aerosol can corrodes allowing the flammable contents to escape.

Consequence of Defect: Personal injury can result if there is inadvertent contact with the flammable contents of the can.

Corrective Action: Guardian is exchanging these pepper gas auto units (flammable) with auto units that are nonflammable.

Owner Notification: Owner notification began during March 1997.

Note: Owners who cannot have these cans exchanged free of charge within a reasonable time should contact Guardian at 1-800-995-1075.



Marmon Motor Company

Model:

Marmon MT-14H Marmon MT-17H

Number Involved: 144

Dates of Manufacture: May - December 1996

NHTSA Recall No.: 97E007

Equipment Description: Axles.

Description of Defect: The axle hub wheel studs can fracture.

Consequence of Defect: Stud failure can result in the wheel and tire assembly separating from the axle, resulting in loss of vehicle control.

Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the wheel studs on these vehicles.

Owner Notification: Marmon has not yet developed an owner notification schedule.

Note: Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date to have the wheel studs replaced and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Marmon-Herrington at 1-800-227-0727.



Sagem, Inc.

Model:

Sagem FJ26 Sagem FJ8 Sagem FJ9 Sagem FJ11 Sagem FJ20 Sagem FJ27 Sagem FJ39 Sagem FJ41 Sagem FJ101 Sagem FJ102 Sagem FJ105 Sagem TJ100 Sagem TJ101

Number Involved: 32,000

Dates of Manufacture: February - March 1997

NHTSA Recall No.: 97E009

Equipment Description: Aftermarket gasoline fuel injectors date-coded 0357 through 0597.

Description of Defect: A crack in the steel allows fuel to leak from the injector via the crimp holes.

Consequence of Defect: If an ignition source is present, fuel leakage can result in an engine fire.

Corrective Action: Fuel injectors are being returned to Sagem for testing.

Owner Notification: Distributors have been notified.

Note: Owners who do not receive free replacement injectors within a reasonable time should contact Sagem at 1-864-297-1700.



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