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Recalls
 
CADILLAC
 
DEVILLE
 
2001

Safety Recalls for 2001 CADILLAC DEVILLE

Recall Number: 2031 Recall Date: 09-05-2002 Affected Vehicles: 269,169
Component:
Seat belts:front:retractor
Summary:
Certain passenger vehicles contain driver and front passenger lap and/or shoulder belt retractors that may not remain locked up as designed during a crash in which the belt pretensioners deploy.
Consequence:
In such a crash, this could result in an increase in injury for that occupant.
How to Fix:
Dealers will install a retainer kit in the driver and passenger safety belt pretensioner. owner notification began january 31, 2003. 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 cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.
Recall Number: 1039 Recall Date: 05-23-2001 Affected Vehicles: 47,560
Component:
Structure:body
Summary:
"vehicle description: certain sedans, hearse, and limousine vehicles fail to comply with requirements of fmvss no. 201, ""occupant protection in interior impact."" these vehicles have sunvisor center supports with certain radii less than the 3.2mm required by the standard."
Consequence:
Radii less than 3.2mm can increase the possibility of certain types of injuries, like lacerations, if an occupant contacts the support during a crash.
How to Fix:
Dealers will replace the sunvisor center supports with redesigned supports. owner notification began november 28, 2001. 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 cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.
Recall Number: 95 Recall Date: 10-30-2000 Affected Vehicles: 116,682
Component:
Seat belts:front:buckle assembly
Summary:
"vehicle description: passenger vehicles, hearse, and limousines. some of these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of fmvss no. 209, ""seat belt assemblies."" these vehicles have seat belts that may not meet the 30-pound push button release effort requirement of the standard."
Consequence:
High release efforts could make it more difficult for a crash victim to release the belt and exit the vehicle.
How to Fix:
"dealers will inspect the seat belts and, if necessary, modify the latch plates or replace the retractor. dealers will also add ""snap on"" latch clips to eliminate the potential of inverted latch plate insertion. owner notification is being conducted in phases. the first phase began may 29, 2001, and the second phase began july 6, 2001. 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 cadillac at 1-800-458-8006."
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