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Inadvertent side air bag deployment could cause personal injury to the seat occupant.

Air Bags — Side/Window

Vehicle description: 4-door sport utility vehicles equipped with side air bags. The subject vehicles have a revised level side crash sensor that could deploy the side air bag if the ignition key is in the "run" position and the seatbelt webbing is forcibly extracted from a locked retractor with a jerking motion.
Dealers will replace the side crash sensors with a revised design that will reduce the likelihood of an unexpected side air bag deployment.
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Date Announced
JUL 05, 2000
Vehicles Affected
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