August 30, 2001
1996-1997 Chevrolet Blazer, Jimmy, and Oldsmobile
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
Chevrolet Blazer, 1996-1997; GMC Jimmy, 1996-1997; Oldsmobile Bravada,
dates between not yet available.
On certain sport utility vehicles
originally sold or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia,
failure of an upper and lower control arm ball joint assembly could occur
due to corrosion, resulting in impaired steering or steering loss, or a
partial or complete collapse of the front suspension.
48,600 sport utility vehicles are affected by this recall.
GM has not yet provided a remedy for this campaign.
The manufacturer has not yet provided NHTSA with an owner
notification schedule for this campaign.
[NHTSA Recall No.
01V200/GM Recall No. 01048]
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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