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Daewoo Lanos Recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released a list of auto safety recalls announced in February 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.

Daewoo Motor de Puerto Rico

Models: Daewoo Lanos Years: 2000-2001

Number Involved: 1,362

Daewoo Lanos Defect: On these 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 damaged, engine driveability could be affected and could result in sudden engine stalling. Remedy: Dealers will inspect the harness for damage, make repairs, and reposition the wire harness to a location where it cannot be damaged. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began February 2, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Daewoo de Puerto Rico at 1-787-274-6514. [NHTSA Recall No. 01V020001/Daewoo Recall No. 01-9A-002]