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
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
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
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
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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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