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June 30, 2001

2001 GMC C15, C25, Chevrolet C10 and C20 Trucks Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain 2001 GMC C15, C25, Chevrolet C10 and C20 vehicles.  The affected vehicles were manufactured between November 2000 and January 2001.

Certain 2-wheel drive pickup trucks fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, "Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles other than Passenger Cars."

The problem was caused by a computer error that resulted in the certification label listing tire size and inflation pressure information that differ from the tire size and the inflation pressure information for the tires on the vehicle.

If the vehicle owner or someone servicing the vehicle inflates the tires according to the pressure specified on the label versus the appropriate pressure for the tires, the tires could be under-inflated or over-inflated depending on the tires mounted on the vehicle.

If the tires are under-inflated, it could reduce the tread life of the tire, and the tire could degrade to a point of allowing sudden air loss. If the tires are over-inflated, it could reduce the tread life of the tire and increase susceptibility to road hazard damage.

If sudden air loss or a road hazard causes damage to a tire, control of the vehicle could be adversely affected and could result in a vehicle crash.

77,485 automobiles are affected by this recall.

Owners will be provided with a new label and installation instructions. However, a dealer can install the label if the owner so desires.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during May 2001. Owners who do not receive the free label within a reasonable time should contact GMC at 1-800-462-8782 or Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V125/GM Recall No. 01021]

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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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