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August 30, 2001

2001-2002 Chevrolet and GMC C2500/K2500, C3500/K3500 Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain pickup trucks equipped with 6.6L diesel engines, manufactured April - June 2001.

Certain pickup trucks equipped with 6.6L diesel engines fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 105, "Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems." These vehicles have a brake system warning light in the instrument cluster that may not illuminate when the brake fluid is low. In addition, when the brake fluid is low, the vehicle may not meet the partial system requirements of this standard. These conditions could result in reduced braking capability, which could lead to a crash.

38,863 vehicles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will change the location of a wire connection in the underhood electrical center.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began July 9, 2001. Owners who 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.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V220/GM Recall No. 01050]

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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