January 23, 2001
1999-2000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra plus 2000 Chevrolet
Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 1999-2000
Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, as well as the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and GMC
Yukon/Yukon XL. This recall affects models that were manufactured between April 1998
and June 2000.
Certain light duty pickup trucks and sport
utility vehicles have a clearance between the front right-hand brake pipe and the body
cross sill that could decrease to the point of allowing contact. If contact occurs and the
brake pipe becomes damaged, there can be a loss of brake fluid and pressure.
The brake warning lamp will be activated when the
brake fluid lever reaches the indicator limit. During braking, the pedal will be lower
than normal and stopping distances will be longer. If this occurs when stopping distance
is limited, a crash could occur.
1,383,922 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect the front right-hand brake
pipe for wear. If there are signs of wear, this section of the brake pipe will be replaced
with a new designed brake pipe section. If there are no signs of wear on the brake pipe,
the dealer will install a spacer clip to ensure sufficient clearance between the brake
pipe and the body cross sill.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification was expected to begin during December 2000. Owners who do not receive the
free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V345/GM Recall
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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