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"Recall Alerts"

04-16-2001

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. 1991-1992 Acura Legend Recalled
  2. Buick Skylark, Oldsmobile Achieva, Pontiac Grand Am Recalled
  3. Mercury Cougar Cars Recalled
  4. 1991-1992 Acura Legend Recalled


(1) 1991-1992 ACURA LEGEND RECALLED

NHTSA published a recall affecting the 1991-1992 Acura Legend cars manufactured between September 1990 and August 1992.

Vehicles equipped with a Bose audio system could overheat, resulting in smoke or the possibility of a fire.

Contact Acura at 800-382-2238.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V053]
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov.


(2) BUICK SKYLARK, OLDSMOBILE ACHIEVA, PONTIAC GRAND AM RECALLED

NHTSA published a recall affecting 1994-1995 Buick Skylark, Oldsmobile Achieva, Pontiac Grand Am manufactured between May 1993 and June 1995.

If the engine starter fails to engage and the driver holds the key in the "start" position for an extended period, high current flows through the ignition switch, producing heat that can melt switch parts.

A fire could occur in the steering column.

Contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300; Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537; or Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V287000/Mfg. #:00079]
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov


(3) MERCURY COUGAR CARS RECALLED

1999-200 Mercury Cougar automobiles manufactured between December 1997 and September 2000, equipped with 2.5-liter V6 engines, the battery cable was misrouted and its attachment to the alternator cable was under-torqued.

If misrouted, cable could contact the power steering line resulting in an electrical short. Could potentially result in a fire.

Contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V031/Ford Recall No. 01S01]
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov


(4) 1991-1992 ACURA LEGEND RECALLED

NHTSA published a recall affecting the 1991-1992 Acura Legend cars manufactured between September 1990 and August 1992.

Vehicles equipped with a Bose audio system could overheat, resulting in smoke or the possibility of a fire.

Contact Acura at 800-382-2238.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V053]
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.

Please direct comments, suggestions, stories, and other items to the author by e-mail at palynch@cozen.com

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