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Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: Production Dates: WEBASTO / HOLLANDIA 600 Information not Available WEBASTO / HOLLANDIA 700 Information not Available WEBASTO / HOLLANDIA TVS 900 Information not Available Manufacturer: VIP DISTRIBUTING CO. Mfr's Report Date: SEP 13, 2010 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V421000 EQ10007 NHTSA Action Number: EQ10007 Component: VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY Potential Number of Units Affected: 1109 Summary: WEBASTO PRODUCT NORTH AMERICA, INC. (WEBASTO) IS RECALLING CERTAIN HOLLANDIA 700 AND 600 SERIES AND HOLLANDIA TVS 900 SERIES SUNROOFS INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT BY VIP DISTRIBUTING CO. ON VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ADHESIVE BOND BETWEEN THE GLASS AND THE METAL FRAME CAN DEBOND INCREASING THE RISK THAT THE SUNROOF GLASS WOULD SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE. COMPLETE GLASS-TO-FRAME DEBONDING CAN DEVELOP GRADUALLY AND MAY BE EVIDENCED BY METAL CORROSION AROUND THE SUNROOF FRAME, WIND NOISE, VIBRATION, VISUAL BOND SEPARATION AND/OR WATER LEAKAGE. Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A SEPARATION, THE FALLING GLASS COULD CAUSE A ROAD HAZARD THAT RESULTS IN A VEHICLE CRASH OR COULD STRIKE A TRAILING VEHICLE. Remedy: WEBASTO, THE MANUFACTURER OF THE SUNROOFS, WILL BE PERFORMING THE SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN. OWNERS WHO HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS HAVING AN AFFECTED SUNROOF INSTALLED IN THEIR VEHICLE WILL RECEIVE A SAFETY RECALL NOTICE FROM WEBASTO. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2010. IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR VEHICLE IS AFFECTED, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF VEHICLES PROVIDED TO US BY VIP DISTRIBUTING CO. BY CLICKING ON THE HYPERLINK "AFFECTED VEHICLE LIST" OR YOU MAY VISIT WEBASTO'S WEBSITE AT WWW.SUNROOFCHECK.COM. YOU CAN ALSO CALL WEBASTO TOLL-FREE AT 1-888-749-8632 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-888-749-8632 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-888-327-4236 end_of_the_skype_highlighting (TTY 1-800-424-9153 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-424-9153 end_of_the_skype_highlighting), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .