May 22, 2002

Daewoo recalls 70,000 Lanos models

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. NHTSA reports that Daewoo is recalling more than 70,000 Lanos subcompact cars, model years 1998 to 2002, because front seat passengers may injure themselves on the passenger-side airbag cover if the airbag doesn’t deploy in a low-speed collision. Daewoo dealers will install new energy-absorbing airbag mounting brackets.

The Lanos has been the subject of several other smaller recall notices, including an instance of the steering wheel coming loose. Lanos owners are advised to check the NHTSA’s web-site ( for details under ‘Recalls’.

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