The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released a list of auto safety recalls announced in January 2001 and urged consumers to have the problems fixed promptly. The list identifies the make and model of the vehicle or equipment involved, with a brief description of the safety problem. NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law, safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 72 percent of the owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed. NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall. Consumers can get up-to-the-minute information on safety recall campaigns, or information on the recall history of a particular make and model of car, truck, motorcycle, or child safety seat, by calling the agency's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236), or by accessing NHTSA on the Internet at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov. The Hotline also can be used to report safety problems.

Daewoo Recalls

Daewoo Motor Company, Ltd.

Models: Daewoo Lanos Years: 2000-2001

Number Involved: 27,884

Dates of Manufacture: December 1999 - November 2000

Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, a wiring harness, located beneath the carpet in the front passenger floor area, can become damaged by passenger traffic as the wire harness is rubbed against a body seam in the floor panel. When the harness is damaged, engine drivability could be affected, and it could result in sudden engine stalling.

Remedy: Dealers will reposition the wire harness and attach it permanently in a location where the wire harness cannot be damaged. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Feb. 6, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Daewoo at 1-877-463-2396.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V020/Daewoo Recall No. 01-9A-002]

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