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In the event of a vehicle crash, the hood could be pushed back through the windshield glass possibly injuring the vehicle occupants.

Structure — Body — Hood — Hinge And Attachments

Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. These vehicles were built with hood hinge pivot bolts which can break due to an improper heat treat condition. This does not comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 219, "windshield zone intrusion." A broken bolt can cause either the corner of the hood near the windshield to raise, or one side of the hood to be unstable when opened.
Dealers will replace the hood hinge pivot bolts.
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Date Announced
DEC 18, 1997
Vehicles Affected
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