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Chevy Camero Recalled

General Motors Corporation

Models: Chevrolet Camaro Year: 2002

Pontiac Firebird Year: 2002

Number Involved: 897

Dates of Manufacture: October - November 2001

Noncompliance: Certain passenger vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, ``Occupant Crash Protection,'' and No. 214, ``Side Impact Protection.'' These vehicles may have welds near the lower driver's side door hinge that do not meet specifications. In a crash, an occupant could receive severe injuries.

Remedy: Dealers will install structural rivets. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during January 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737. (NHTSA Recall No. 01V381/GM Recall No. 01072)