November 3, 2000
1998 GMC Sonoma, Chevy Blazer and S10 Model Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall of model year 1998
Sonoma, Blazer and S10 models manufactured by Chevrolet and GMC. The affected
vehicles were manufactured between May 1997 and April 1998. These vehicles fail to comply
with the requirements of FMVSS No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated
Equipment." The Daytime Running Lights built with a candela value greater than 3,000
cannot be mounted higher than 864mm above the road surface.
These vehicles do not comply with
requirements of FMVSS No. 108.
14,279 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will install a revised wiring harness that
changes the DRL's from high beam to low beam DRL's, and install new long-life low beam
bulbs. Owner notification began September 13, 2000.
Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized
dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V220000/Mfg.
Recall No. 00043]
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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