February 16, 2001
GM Recalls 1999-2001 Chevrolet & GMC C/K Chassis Cab
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 1999
through 2001 Chevrolet and GMC C/K Chassis Cab models. The affected models were
manufactured from June 1998 through August 2000.
On some of these vehicles, either or both
of the two body pressure relief valves (PRV) may not seal and could become inoperative
during the life of the vehicle if the body installed on the vehicle does not protect the
PRV from road debris. If a PRV does not seal, exhaust fumes could enter into the passenger
cab and could cause possible illness, unconsciousness, or death.
1,393 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect the vehicle to ensure that
the PRVs are protected by the body of the vehicle. If the PRVs are not protected by
the body, the dealer will install new shielded PRVs.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification was to begin during January 2001. 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. 00V404, Mfg.
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Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
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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