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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1992 Chevrolet Corsica

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1992 Chevrolet Corsica, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: DEFECTIVE AIR BAG CRASH SENSOR

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP96014

    • Status:
      PENDING
    • Date Opened: November 14, 1996
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Air Bags:Frontal:Sensor/Control Module

    Summary: CFAS sent a follow-up letter on December 12, 1996, to change the intent of the petition to "airbag aggressivity and deployment variability."NHTSA received the letter on 12/12/96; accordingly, the petition due day was changed to April 12, 1997.CFAS petitioned the Agency to conduct an investigation to determine whether the "airbag crash sensor and/or deployment systems" for the 1991-92 Chevrolet Corsica/Beretta, 1990-92 Ford Taurus, and 1994-96 Chrysler minivans are defective.CFAS allege that "information on low speed crashes here occupants have suffered fatal injuries suggests [that the above vehicles] have defective airbag crash sensor and/or deployment systems."

  2. INVESTIGATION: STEERING COLUMN SMK/FLAMES

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE94062

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 04, 1994
    • Date Closed: December 30, 1994
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Steering

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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