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  Safety Recalls of Oldsmobile Achieva Vehicles

There have been 9 safety recalls for the Oldsmobile Achieva. The most recent recalls are shown below. Table 1 and Table 2 show the historical recalls and the recall statistics by the model year of the Oldsmobile Achieva.

NHTSA Recall #: 98V027000; Feb. 17, 1998

The interior lamps coming on unexpectedly could startle a driver causing a momentary loss of control increasing the risk of a vehicle accident.

Recalled Vehicles: 1996 Buick Skylark, 1996 Chevrolet Beretta, 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva, 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, 1996 Pontiac Sunfire
Component: INTERIOR LIGHTING
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. These vehicles were built with the potential for the interior lamps to come on unexpectedly while the vehicles are being driven. This does not meet the requirements of fmvss no. 101, "controls and displays. "... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 97V059000; Apr. 8, 1997

This high current flow can cause arcing and result in an underhood fire.

Recalled Vehicles: 1997 Buick Skylark, 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva, 1997 Pontiac Grand Am
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
Recall Summary: The protective cover for the underhood fuse center was omitted. Without this cover, the positive terminal bolt on the fuse block is exposed and can contact the insulated negative battery cable. If the insulation on the negative cable becomes sufficiently worn, an electrical short circuit can occur ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 96V250000; Dec. 17, 1996

If these lamps were not flashing, other vehicles would not be aware that this vehicle was stopped increasing the risk of an accident.

Recalled Vehicles: 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier, 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva, 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, 1995 Pontiac Sunfire, 1996 Pontiac Sunfire
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS
Recall Summary: The front and/or rear hazard warning lamps (four-way flashers) do not flash when the hazard switch is activated. This fails to comply with fmvss no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. "... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 96V211000; Oct. 28, 1996

In a crash, the front seat passenger could receive more severe injuries if he or she contacts a broken reinforcement or if the snagging affects the deployment of the air bag.

Recalled Vehicles: 1996 Buick Skylark, 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Recall Summary: During deployment of the passenger air bag, the air bag fabric can snag on a reinforcement inside the instrument panel, causing the expanding air bag to lift the instrument panel pad and then deploy under the instrument panel instead of through the door in the instrument panel. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 94V122000; Jul. 1, 1994

This can result in an increased risk of a vehicle fire in the event of a rear impact collision.

Recalled Vehicles: 1994 Buick Skylark, 1994 Oldsmobile Achieva, 1994 Pontiac Grand Am
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Recall Summary: These vehicles were constructed with welds in the rear compartment pan assembly that are not sufficient to comply with the requirements pertaining to fuel tank leakage in the event of a rear impact collision. The fuel tank assemblies do not comply with fmvss no. 301, "fuel system integrity. "... Details of this recall goto detail
Table 1. Historical Recalls of Oldsmobile Achieva Vehicles
Date Component Vehicle Affected
Jan. 27, 2004   Electrical System:ignition:switch 1,415,231
Mar. 6, 2002   Electrical System:ignition:switch 1,589,948
Oct. 2, 2000   Electrical System:starter Assembly 699,617
Feb. 17, 1998   Interior Lighting 249,420
Apr. 8, 1997   Electrical System:wiring:front Underhood 3,464
Dec. 17, 1996   Exterior Lighting:hazard Flashing Warning Lights 270,014
Oct. 28, 1996   Air Bags:frontal 48,689
Jul. 1, 1994   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly 1,681
Sep. 14, 1993   Electrical System:ignition:switch 1,103


Table 2. Recall Statistics of Oldsmobile Achieva Model Years
Model# Recalls
1998 Oldsmobile Achieva 1
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva 2
1996 Oldsmobile Achieva 4
1995 Oldsmobile Achieva 1
1994 Oldsmobile Achieva 2
1993 Oldsmobile Achieva 1