November 8, 2000
GMC Sonoma, Chevrolet S10 and Oldsmobile Bravada Automobiles
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting 2000 GMC
Sonoma, Chevrolet S10 and Oldsmobile Bravada automobiles manufactured between March and
Certain light duty pickup trucks and sport
utility vehicles were built with incorrect payload information on the vehicle
certification label. The payload shown on the label is greater than the maximum validated
If the vehicle is loaded to the incorrectly
labeled payload, it may not ride and handle in the manner that the driver expects. This
could result in a loss of control of the vehicle or an inability to stop the vehicle
within expected stopping distances.
223,194 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Owners will be sent a new label for installation
on the driver's door of the vehicle.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began Oct. 18, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free label within a
reasonable time should contact GMC at 1-800-462-8782, Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, or
Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V258001/GM
Recall No. 00063]
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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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