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Annual List of Defect and Noncompliance Decisions Affecting Nonconforming Imported Vehicles

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AGENCY:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

ACTION:

Annual list of defect and noncompliance decisions affecting nonconforming vehicles imported by registered importers.

SUMMARY:

This document contains a list of vehicles recalled by their manufacturers during Calendar Year 2002 (January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002) to correct a safety-related defect or a noncompliance with an applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS). The listed vehicles are those that NHTSA has decided are substantially similar to vehicles imported into the United States that were not originally manufactured and certified to conform to all applicable FMVSS. The registered importers of those nonconforming vehicles are required to provide their owners with notification of, and a remedy for, the defects or noncompliances for which the listed vehicles were recalled.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202-366-3151).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that was not originally manufactured to conform to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) shall be refused admission into the United States unless NHTSA has decided that the motor vehicle is substantially similar to a motor vehicle of the same model year that was originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States and certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115. Once NHTSA decides that a nonconforming vehicle is eligible for importation, it may be imported by a person who is registered with the agency pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30141(c). Before releasing the vehicle for use on public streets, roads, or highways, the registered importer must certify to NHTSA, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30146(a), that the vehicle has been brought into conformity with all applicable FMVSS.

If a vehicle originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States is decided to contain a defect related to motor vehicle safety, or not to comply with an applicable FMVSS, 49 U.S.C. 30147(a)(1)(A) provides that the same defect or noncompliance is deemed to exist in any nonconforming vehicle that NHTSA has decided to be substantially similar and for which a registered importer has submitted a certificate of conformity to the agency. Under 49 U.S.C. 30147(a)(1)(B), the registered importer is deemed to be the nonconforming vehicle's manufacturer for the purpose of providing notification of, and a remedy for, the defect or noncompliance.

To apprise registered importers of the vehicles for which they must conduct a notification and remedy (i.e., “recall”) campaign, 49 U.S.C. 30147(a)(2) requires NHTSA to publish in the Federal Register notice of any defect or noncompliance decision that is made with respect to substantially similar U.S. certified vehicles. Annex A contains a list of all such decisions that were made during Calendar Year 2002. The list identifies the Recall Number that was assigned to the recall by NHTSA after the agency received the manufacturer's notification of the defect or noncompliance under 49 CFR part 573. After December 31, 2003, NHTSA will publish a comparable list of all defect and noncompliance decisions affecting nonconforming imported vehicles that are made during the current calendar year.

Under 49 U.S.C. 30120(a), a manufacturer may remedy a safety-related defect or noncompliance in a motor vehicle by repairing the vehicle, replacing the vehicle with an identical or reasonably equivalent vehicle, or by refunding the purchase price, less a reasonable allowance for depreciation. For each of the vehicles listed, the manufacturer elected to remedy the defect or noncompliance by repair, and not by replacing the vehicle or by refunding the purchase price.

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30147(a)(2); 49 CFR 593.8; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8.

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Issued on: September 12, 2003.

Kenneth N. Weinstein,

Associate Administrator for Enforcement.

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Annex A—Calendar Year 2002 Recalls Affecting Vehicles Imported by Registered Importers

MakeModelModel yearNHTSA recall No.
ACURA3.5RL200002V119000
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ACURA3.5RL200202V119000
ACURAMDX200202V226000
BMW323I199902V223000
BMW323I200002V223000
BMW328I199902V223000
BMW328I200002V223000
BMW745I200202V150000
BMWX5200002V194000
BMWX5200102V194000
BUICKLESABRE200202V067000
BUICKLESABRE200202V222000
BUICKLESABRE200302V222000
BUICKPARK AVENUE200102V328000
BUICKRENDEZVOUS200202V222000
BUICKSKYLARK199602V070000
CADILLACDEVILLE200202V067000
CADILLACDEVILLE200202V222000
CADILLACESCALADE200002V253000
CADILLACESCALADE200102V253000
CADILLACESCALADE200202V253000
CADILLACESCALADE200302V224000
CHEVROLETBLAZER200001V364000
CHEVROLETBLAZER200101V364000
CHEVROLETBLAZER200201V364000
CHEVROLETCAVALIER199502V070000
CHEVROLETCAVALIER199602V070000
CHEVROLETCAVALIER199702V070000
CHEVROLETEXPRESS200302V305000
CHEVROLETEXPRESS200302V326000
CHEVROLETEXPRESS200302V330000
CHEVROLETIMPALA200202V222000
CHEVROLETIMPALA200302V222000
CHEVROLETMALIBU200202V107000
CHEVROLETMONTE CARLO199902V329000
CHEVROLETMONTE CARLO200202V222000
CHEVROLETSILVERADO200002V178000
CHEVROLETSUBURBAN200002V178000
CHEVROLETTAHOE200002V178000
CHEVROLETTAHOE200002V253000
CHEVROLETTAHOE200102V253000
CHEVROLETTAHOE200202V253000
CHEVROLETTRAILBLAZER200202V121000
CHEVROLETTRAILBLAZER200202V222000
CHEVROLETTRAILBLAZER200202V273000
CHEVROLETTRAILBLAZER200302V222000
CHEVROLETVENTURE200101V383000
CHEVROLETVENTURE200102V329000
CHEVROLETVENTURE200202V222000
CHEVROLETVENTURE200302V222000
CHRYSLER300M200001V273000
CHRYSLER300M200101V273000
CHRYSLERCONCORDE200001V273000
CHRYSLERCONCORDE200101V273000
CHRYSLERLHS200001V273000
CHRYSLERLHS200101V273000
CHRYSLERPT CRUISER200102V162000
CHRYSLERPT CRUISER200102V214000
CHRYSLERPT CRUISER200102V215000
CHRYSLERPT CRUISER200202V215000
CHRYSLERSEBRING199602V186000
CHRYSLERSEBRING199702V186000
CHRYSLERTOWN AND COUNTRY199600V268000
CHRYSLERTOWN AND COUNTRY199602V293000
CHRYSLERTOWN AND COUNTRY199700V268000
CHRYSLERTOWN AND COUNTRY199702V076000
CHRYSLERTOWN AND COUNTRY199702V293000
CHRYSLERTOWN AND COUNTRY199802V268000
CHRYSLERTOWN AND COUNTRY199802V076000
CHRYSLERTOWN AND COUNTRY199802V293000
CHRYSLERTOWN AND COUNTRY199902V268000
CHRYSLERTOWN AND COUNTRY199902V076000
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CHRYSLERTOWN AND COUNTRY200002V268000
DODGECARAVAN199600V268000
DODGECARAVAN199602V293000
DODGECARAVAN199700V268000
DODGECARAVAN199702V076000
DODGECARAVAN199702V293000
DODGECARAVAN199800V268000
DODGECARAVAN199802V076000
DODGECARAVAN199802V293000
DODGECARAVAN199900V268000
DODGECARAVAN199902V076000
DODGECARAVAN200000V268000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN199600V268000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN199602V293000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN199700V268000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN199702V293000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN199800V268000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN199802V293000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN199900V268000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN200000V268000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN200202V274000
DODGEINTREPID200001V273000
DODGEINTREPID200101V273000
DODGERAM199702V161000
DODGERAM199802V161000
DODGERAM200102V042000
DODGERAM200202V159000
DODGEVIPER199601V312000
DODGEVIPER199601V313000
DODGEVIPER199701V312000
DODGEVIPER199701V313000
DODGEVIPER199801V120000
DODGEVIPER199801V312000
DODGEVIPER199801V313000
DODGEVIPER199901V120000
DODGEVIPER199901V312000
DODGEVIPER199901V313000
DODGEVIPER200001V120000
DODGEVIPER200001V313000
DODGEVIPER200101V120000
FERRARI360 MODENA200102V091000
FERRARI360 SPIDER200102V091000
FORDCROWN VICTORIA200202V249000
FORDF250199902V068000
FORDF350199902V068000
FORDF450199902V068000
FORDF550199902V068000
FORDF650200102V024000
FORDF750200002V024000
FORDF750200102V024000
FORDF750200202V024000
FORDRANGER200202V035000
FORDTAURUS200002V266000
FORDTAURUS200102V266000
FORDTAURUS200202V266000
FORDTHUNDERBIRD200202V169000
FORDWINDSTAR199502V101000
FORDWINDSTAR199602V101000
FORDWINDSTAR200002V072000
FORDWINDSTAR200102V072000
FREIGHTLINERFLD199401V209000
FREIGHTLINERFLD199501V209000
FREIGHTLINERFLD199702V077000
GMCDENALI200002V253000
GMCDENALI200102V253000
GMCDENALI200202V253000
GMCENVOY200202V121000
GMCENVOY200202V222000
GMCENVOY200202V27300
GMCENVOY200302V222000
GMCJIMMY200001V364000
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GMCJIMMY200101V364000
GMCSAVANA200302V305000
GMCSAVANA200302V326000
GMCSIERRA200002V178000
GMCYUKON200002V178000
GMCYUKON200002V253000
GMCYUKON200102V253000
GMCYUKON200202V253000
GMCYUKON XL200002V178000
HARLEY DAVIDSONFLHR200102V002000
HARLEY DAVIDSONFLHR200202V002000
HARLEY DAVIDSONFLHT200102V002000
HARLEY DAVIDSONFLHT200202V002000
HARLEY DAVIDSONFLHTC200102V002000
HARLEY DAVIDSONFLHTC200202V002000
HARLEY DAVIDSONFLTRSEI200002V272000
HONDAACCORD200001V380000
HONDAACCORD200002V051000
HONDAACCORD200101V380000
HONDAACCORD200102V051000
HONDAACCORD200202V226000
HONDACIVIC200001V380000
HONDACIVIC200002V051000
HONDACIVIC200101V380000
HONDACIVIC200102V051000
HONDAODYSSEY200202V226000
HONDAPILOT200302V226000
HYUNDAIACCENT200001V346000
HYUNDAIACCENT200002V167000
HYUNDAISANTA FE200102V111000
HYUNDAISONATA199902V105000
HYUNDAISONATA200002V105000
HYUNDAISONATA200102V105000
INFINITII30199802V171000
INFINITII35200202V146000
INFINITIQ45199802V171000
INTERNATIONAL2000199902V135002
INTERNATIONAL4000199002V137000
INTERNATIONAL4000199302V137000
INTERNATIONAL4300200202V054000
INTERNATIONAL4300200202V094000
INTERNATIONAL4300200202V095000
INTERNATIONAL4300200202V174000
INTERNATIONAL4300200202V260000
INTERNATIONAL4700199802V135002
INTERNATIONAL4700199902V135002
INTERNATIONAL4700199902V252000
INTERNATIONAL4700200002V135002
INTERNATIONAL4700200002V252000
INTERNATIONAL4700200102V135002
INTERNATIONAL4700200102V252000
INTERNATIONAL4800199902V135002
INTERNATIONAL4800200002V135002
INTERNATIONAL4900199802V135002
INTERNATIONAL4900199902V135002
INTERNATIONAL4900199902V252000
INTERNATIONAL4900200002V135002
INTERNATIONAL4900200002V252000
INTERNATIONAL5000199802V135002
INTERNATIONAL5000199902V135002
INTERNATIONAL7400200202V205000
INTERNATIONAL7500200202V205000
JEEPCHEROKEE200002V104000
JEEPCHEROKEE200102V104000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE199302V053000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE199402V053000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE199502V053000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE199602V053000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE199702V053000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE199802V053000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE199902V104000
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JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE200002V104000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE200102V104000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE200201V348000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE200201V374000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE200202V032000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE200202V099000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE200202V104000
JEEPLIBERTY200201V373000
JEEPWRANGLER199002V041000
JEEPWRANGLER199102V041000
JEEPWRANGLER199202V041000
JEEPWRANGLER199302V041000
JEEPWRANGLER199402V041000
JEEPWRANGLER199502V041000
JEEPWRANGLER200002V104000
JEEPWRANGLER200102V075000
JEEPWRANGLER200102V104000
JEEPWRANGLER200202V075000
JEEPWRANGLER200202V104000
KENWORTHT300200202V241001
KENWORTHT800200202V241001
LAND ROVERDISCOVERY II199902V022000
LAND ROVERDISCOVERY II199902V028000
LAND ROVERDISCOVERY II200002V022000
LAND ROVERDISCOVERY II200002V028000
MAZDAMPV200001V382000
MAZDAMPV200101V382000
MINICOOPER200202V201000
NISSANMAXIMA199702V171000
NISSANMAXIMA199802V171000
NISSANMAXIMA200102V146000
NISSANMAXIMA200202V043000
NISSANMAXIMA200202V146000
NISSANPATHFINDER199402V125000
NISSANSENTRA200101V376000
NISSANSENTRA200201V376000
OLDSMOBILEACHIEVA199602V070000
OLDSMOBILEACHIEVA199702V070000
OLDSMOBILEAURORA200202V222000
OLDSMOBILEBRAVADA200202V121000
OLDSMOBILEBRAVADA200202V222000
OLDSMOBILESILHOUETTE200101V383000
OLDSMOBILESILHOUETTE200102V329000
OLDSMOBILESILHOUETTE200202V222000
PETERBILT357200102V018001
PETERBILT358200102V018001
PLYMOUTHGRAND VOYAGER199600V268000
PLYMOUTHGRAND VOYAGER199602V293000
PLYMOUTHGRAND VOYAGER199700V268000
PLYMOUTHGRAND VOYAGER199702V293000
PLYMOUTHGRAND VOYAGER199800V268000
PLYMOUTHGRAND VOYAGER199802V293000
PLYMOUTHGRAND VOYAGER199900V268000
PLYMOUTHGRAND VOYAGER200000V268000
PLYMOUTHVOYAGER199600V268000
PLYMOUTHVOYAGER199602V293000
PLYMOUTHVOYAGER199700V268000
PLYMOUTHVOYAGER199702V076000
PLYMOUTHVOYAGER199702V293000
PLYMOUTHVOYAGER199800V268000
PLYMOUTHVOYAGER199802V076000
PLYMOUTHVOYAGER199802V293000
PLYMOUTHVOYAGER199900V268000
PLYMOUTHVOYAGER199902V076000
PLYMOUTHVOYAGER200000V268000
PONTIACAZTEK200101V383000
PONTIACAZTEK200102V329000
PONTIACBONNEVILLE200202V222000
PONTIACBONNEVILLE200302V222000
PONTIACGRAND AM199602V070000
PONTIACGRAND AM199702V070000
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PONTIACGRAND PRIX199902V027000
PONTIACGRAND PRIX200102V329000
PONTIACMONTANA199902V027000
PONTIACMONTANA200101V383000
PONTIACMONTANA200102V329000
PONTIACMONTANA200202V222000
PONTIACMONTANA200302V222000
PONTIACSUNFIRE199502V070000
PONTIACSUNFIRE199602V070000
PONTIACSUNFIRE199702V070000
PONTIACTRANS SPORT199902V027000
PONTIACVIBE200302V074002
SUBARUOUTBACK200202V079000
TOYOTA4 RUNNER199602V021000
TOYOTA4 RUNNER199702V021000
TOYOTA4 RUNNER199802V021000
TOYOTACOROLLA200302V074001
TOYOTAECHO200102V268000
TOYOTAECHO200202V268000
TOYOTAHIGHLANDER200102V208000
TOYOTAHIGHLANDER200202V208000
TOYOTATUNDRA199902V050000
TOYOTATUNDRA200002V050000
TOYOTATUNDRA200102V050000
TRIUMPHSPEED TRIPLE200101V339000
TRIUMPHSPEED TRIPLE200102V242000
VOLKSWAGENGOLF200102V031000
VOLKSWAGENGOLF200202V031000
VOLKSWAGENJETTA200102V031000
VOLKSWAGENJETTA200202V031000
VOLKSWAGENNEW BEETLE200102V031000
VOLKSWAGENNEW BEETLE200202V031000
VOLKSWAGENPASSAT199602V256000
VOLVOS80199902V096000
VOLVOVNL199902V110000
VOLVOVNL199902V238000
VOLVOVNL200002V110000
VOLVOVNL200002V238000
VOLVOVNL200102V110000
VOLVOVNL200102V238000
VOLVOWCA199302V238000
VOLVOWG199402V238000
VOLVOWIA199302V238000
VOLVOWIA199602V238000
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