The Auto Channel
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
Official Website of the New Car Buyer

Chevy Venture, Pontiac Aztec, Montana, Olds Silhouette Recalled

General Motors Corporation

Models: Chevrolet Venture Year: 2001

Pontiac Aztec Year: 2001

Pontiac Montana Year: 2001

Oldsmobile Silhouette Year: 2001

Number Involved: 75,816

Dates of Manufacture: April - October 2000

Noncompliance: Certain minivans and sport utility vehicles built with second row 50/50 split bench seats or captain's chairs fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, ``Child Restraint Anchorage Systems.'' The seat latch anchor wire diameter is greater than 6.1 mm, potentially inhibiting the install ation of child restraints.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the latch anchor wires and repair those with an improper diameter. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during March/April 2002.

Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537.