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Cadillac Recall 03004: GM/FMVSS 214/Rear Door Upper Hinge Welds

2003 Cadillac Escalade

As a result, the door strength may be degraded during a side impact vehicle crash.

Structure — Body — Door — Hinge And Attachments

Summary
Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 214, "side impact protection." These vehicles are built with four welds on the rear door upper hinge. On some of these vehicles, one or two of the welds may not be to specification.
Actions
Dealers will inspect the welds on the left rear door upper hinge. If a weld is found out-of-specification, a bolt will be installed to secure the hinge. Owner notification began February 17, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
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Date Announced
FEB 06, 2003
Vehicles Affected
107
Cadillac Recall #
03004
NHTSA Campaign #
03V037000
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