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"Recall Alerts"

03-18-2002

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publishes Recall Affecting the 1999 Gulf States Toyota Tundra Trailer Hitch
  2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publishes Recall Affecting the 1994 Through 2001 Renaults Due to Possible Brake Problems and Fuel Leaks


(1) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) PUBLISHES RECALL AFFECTING THE 1999 GULF STATES TOYOTA TUNDRA TRAILER HITCH

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the Gulf States Toyota 1999 Tundra Trailer Hitch.

On the 1999 Toyota Tundra trucks equipped with a Tekonsha trailer hitch wiring harness and converter and distributed by Gulf States Toyota (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi). This recall involves the circuitry used in the converter, which is inadequate to manage properly vehicle and/or trailer-side voltage spikes. If the converter is exposed to a voltage spike, it could cause an electrical short or open circuit within the converter.

Consumer can contact Gulf States Toyota at (800) 444-1074.

The National Highway Safety Administration Campaign Identification No. is 02V050000. The Announcement can be viewed at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/


(2) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) PUBLISHES RECALL AFFECTING THE 1994 THROUGH 2001 RENAULTS DUE TO POSSIBLE BRAKE PROBLEMS AND FUEL LEAKS

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting 1999 through 2001 Renaults manufactured by the Brazilian subsidiary of Renault due to possible brake problems and fuel leaks. The recall will affect a total of 64,104 vehicles made in Brazil. This is Renaults' first recall since it started production in Brazil in the mid 1990's.

The fuel-leak problem involves 25, 891 Clio, Clio Sedan and Scenic units fitted with air conditioners and 1.6 liter engines as well as 28, 915 Scenic, Megane, Trafic and Laguna Units.

TThe National Highway Safety Administration announcement can be viewed at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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