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June 30, 2001

Certain 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Sierra,   Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, and Yukon XL Denali SUVs Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain Model Year 2001 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size extended-cab pickups, as well as Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, and Yukon XL Denali SUVs.  The affected vehicles were manufactured between September and October 2000.

Some of these vehicles have an internal component in the 2nd and 3rd row outboard seat belt retractor that could be cracked. With repeated actuation of the locking mechanism, the crack could spread to the point where the seat belt would no longer lock.

In a crash, increased occupant injury could result from the no-lock condition.

9,196 automobiles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will inspect the outboard seat belts for specific lot numbers and replace the belts if necessary. GM is enclosing an inspection procedure for the owners to use or they can have their dealers do the inspections. Owner notification began July 3, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and 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. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V159000/GM Recall No. 01043]

Important Note 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 
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!

How many did you hear about?

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