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NHTSA Campaign Id 02V222000; Date: Aug. 9, 2002

Pieces of the inflator could strike and injure vehicle occupants and the air bag cushion would not inflate fully, reducing the capability of the bag to protect the driver.

icon1 Recalled Vehicles:

2002 Buick Lesabre 2003 Buick Lesabre 2002 Buick Rendezvous 2003 Buick Rendezvous 2002 Cadillac Deville 2003 Cadillac Deville 2002 Chevrolet Impala 2003 Chevrolet Impala 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2002 Chevrolet Venture 2003 Chevrolet Venture 2002 GMC Envoy 2003 GMC Envoy 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette 2002 Pontiac Bonneville 2003 Pontiac Bonneville 2002 Pontiac Montana 2003 Pontiac Montana

Component: Air Bags:frontal

Manufactured by: General Motors Corp.

Affected Units:: 133,221

icon3 Recall Summary:

Certain passenger, Mini vans, and sport utility vehicles have an air bag inflator on the driver's side that could fracture at a weld during a deployment.

icon2 How to Fix:

Dealers will inspect, and replace, if necessary, the air bag module assembly on the driver's side. Owner notification began August 15, 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 Buick at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782, Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537, or pontiac at 1-800-762-2737.

icon4 Recall Notes:

Gm recall no. 02032. Also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Date Owners notified by Manufacturer: Aug 15, 2002

Also see:

All recalls of Buick vehicles.

More recall documents on nhtsa.gov.