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Not Rated
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Not Rated
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Side crash ratings - Passenger
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Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 02V074002
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 2,701


Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles, it is possible for the bolts that join the rear brake and hub assembly to the rear axle carrier to be loose due to insufficient tightening during the assembly process. If the vehicle is operated in this condition, one or more of the four bolts could come loose, causing an abnormal noise from the rear axle area. In the event that all four bolts loosen completely, separation of the rear brake and hub assembly from the rear axle carrier could occur, which could lead to a loss of vehicle control.

Remedy:
Dealers will properly tighten the bolts. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began March 12, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737.

Dates of Manufacture:
January - February 2002

Manufacturer Recall Number:
02010

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