Daewoo Motor recalls 70,000 Lanos sedans for air-bag problem

May 22, 2002 WASHINGTON -- Bloomberg News reported that Daewoo Motor Co. is recalling about recalling about 70,000 of its 1998 Lanos sedans because a problem with the front-seat passenger air bag can resulting head injuries in an accident, a U.S. agency said.

The South Korean automaker's dealers will install energy-absorbing mounting brackets for the passenger-side air bag, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Without the repair, contact with the air-bag cover in an accident when the air bag doesn't deploy can increase the possibility of head injury, the agency said. Daewoo didn't return calls seeking a response.

Daewoo Motor America filed for bankruptcy protection last week after the U.S. arm of the automaker wasn't included in assets bought by General Motors Corp. and other investors. Daewoo Motor America has said it will honor warranties, and General Motors has said a trust fund set up as part of the transaction will cover warranties when the deal closes.

Some Daewoo dealers have said they have had trouble getting parts to repair vehicles. Officials of Daewoo Motor America, which is based in Compton, California, have denied that.

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