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
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V159000/GM
Recall No. 01043]
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!
How many did you hear
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