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1994 Geo Prizm Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

1994 Geo Prizm

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side

Recall Notices

1994 Geo Prizm (2/11/2010)

Campaign Number: 10E002000
Component Name: SUSPENSION
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Description: RIDE CONTROL IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT STRUT MOUNTS BRANDED AS GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL OR ARVINMERITOR, P/NOS. 142435, 142193, 142305, 142303, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE AFFECTED FRONT STRUT MOUNTS DID NOT CONTAIN A WELD JOINT BETWEEN THE BEARING HOUSING AND THE RATE PLATE.
Defect: THE ABSENCE OF THE WELD CAN ALLOW THE STRUT TO COME OUT OF ITS MOUNTING POSITION UNDER CERTAIN EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS WHICH COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO SURROUNDING VEHICLE COMPONENTS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Action: RIDE CONTROL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RIDE CONTROL AT 1-248-458-1396.

1994 Geo Prizm (6/20/1996)

Campaign Number: 96V107000
Component Name: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Description: IF LIQUID IS SPILLED IN THE CONSOLE BOX AREA, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT CAN ILLUMINATE AND STAY "ON" DURING NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS.
Defect: THIS LEAKAGE CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE AIR BAG TO INADVERTENTLY DEPLOY.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVER OVER THE AIR BAG SENSOR TO PREVENT POSSIBLE MALFUNCTION CAUSED BY THE SPILLING OF LIQUID SUBSTANCES ON THE SENSOR. AIR BAG SENSORS DAMAGED BY PREVIOUS LIQUID SPILLAGE WILL BE REPLACED.

1994 Geo Prizm (9/22/1994)

Campaign Number: 94E021002
Component Name: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Description: THE FRONT SEAT BELT BUCKLE ANCHOR STRAPS WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED. IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE CAN SEPARATE FROM THE ANCHOR STRAP. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."
Defect: IF THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE SEPARATES FROM THE ANCHOR STRAPIN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT, THE SEAT OCCUPANT IS EXPOSED TO INCREASED RISK OFPERSONAL INJURY.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY ANCHOR STRAPS AND REPLACE THOSE WITH SUSPECT DATE CODES "52733D 032" OR "52733D 042".