From:             EV1Rick@aol.com
Date sent:        Thu, 2 Mar 2000 11:59:57 EST
Subject:          [EV1-CLUB] Ken Stewart Message - 1997 Generation 1 EV1 Safety Recall
To:               ev1-club@cco.caltech.edu

EV1 Owners and Enthusiasts,
Forwarding:

Dear EV1 Owner,

Attached are electronic versions of letters express mailed today regarding a
safety-related issue on the Gen I, 1997 EV1.  All Gen 1 and Gen II  owners
will be mailed lettters at your address of record.  Please be assured that
the safety of our customers is of the utmost importance to General Motors.


Sincerely,

Kenneth C. Stewart, Brand Manager
GM Advanced Technology Vehicles




March, 2000
Dear Generation I, 1997 EV1 Customer:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the
National Highway and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle
safety exists in all 1997 Generation I, EV1 and 1997-98 S-10 Electric Truck
vehicles.  These vehicles were produced with a charge port assembly that may
fail during a charging event. If this occurs, heat could build up within the
charge port and a fire could result without prior warning.

What General Motors will do:
A General Motors specialist will be notifying you to make arrangements for
your vehicle to be returned to an authorized GM location, assist in the
termination of the lease on your vehicle, and discuss your immediate
transportation needs.

What you should do:
Users and/or Customers of Generation I, 1997 EV1s are urged to park their
vehicle and immediately discontinue any and all vehicle charging. It is
recommended that customers park their vehicle away from the charger to help
prevent inadvertent use of the charging system.

If you are not satisfied that General Motors has done their best to remedy
this situation without charge and within a reasonable time, you may wish to
write the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400
Seventh St., S.W., Washington, DC 20590, or call 1-800-424-9393 (Washington,
DC residents use 202-366-0123).

General Motors sincerely regrets any inconvenience or concern this situation
may cause you. However, we feel that these measures are necessary to assure
the safety of our Generation I, 1997 EV1 Customers and their property.  We
want you to know that we will do our best to provide for your immediate
transportation needs.

Sincerely,
General Motors Corporation




March, 2000
Dear Generation II, 1999 EV1 Customer:

You may have heard about the recent decision by General Motors to recall all
Generation I, 1997 EV1 vehicles.  We are writing to let you know what this is
about and especially to let you know that your Generation II, 1999 EV1
vehicle is not involved.

General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle
safety exists in all Generation I, 1997 EV1 and 1997-98 S-10 Electric Truck
vehicles. These vehicles were produced with a charge port assembly that may
fail during a charging event. If this occurs, heat could build up within the
charge port and a fire could result without prior warning. These concerns do
not relate to the Generation II, 1999 EV1s due to their uniquely different
charge port design.

As you know, we place the absolute highest priority on our customers' safety
and satisfaction, and we sincerely regret any concern this situation may
cause.  Customers of these vehicles have already been notified and General
Motors is taking appropriate measures to address their immediate
transportation needs.  We will endeavor to ensure that this situation is
addressed promptly.

We regret any concern this matter may have caused you and want to assure you
that you are not affected by this current action.  Also, we want you to know
that we will always do our best to make sure you are completely satisfied
with your Generation II, 1999 EV1.

Sincerely,
General Motors Corporation