This could result in a fire.

Structure — Frame And Members

Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The sound absorbing mat attached to the inside of the B-pillar side trim panel could have been improperly installed. Surface and edges of the mat could have been damaged during the assembly process. It could ignite when exposed to the exhaust gas of the seat belt pre-tensioner igniter in the event of a severe front or side collision.
Dealers will remove the matting materials from inside the B-pillar on both sides of the vehicle.
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Date Announced
FEB 05, 1999
Vehicles Affected
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