January 23, 2001
2000-2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2000-2001
Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL automobiles. This recall affects
models that were manufactured between March and July 2000.
Certainlight duty pickup trucks and sport
utility vehicles have loose or missing rear wheelhouse plugs. Under certain vehicle
operating conditions, exhaust gases can flow forward and accumulate in the rear
wheelhouse. These gases could flow into the passenger compartment if the plug is missing
or loose and could cause possible illness, unconsciousness, or death.
35,659 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect the vehicle for loose or
missing wheelhouse plugs and install new plugs if necessary.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began Nov. 16, 2000. Owners who 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.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V343/GM Recall
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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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