November 28, 2001
General Motors Recalls Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazers and GMC Envoys manufactured August 2001.
Number Involved: 895
Defect: Some sport utility vehicles were built with a range shift collar in
the transmission transfer case that contains cracks. This condition could
result in a complete fracture of the range shift collar and subsequent loss
of vehicle forward and reverse gears, and the inability to maintain "Park"
position. Among other things, this increases the risk of a vehicle crash
resulting from unintended movement of a parked vehicle.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the transfer cases and update the control
module calibration. The manufacturer reported that owner notification was to
begin during October 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within
a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V283/GM Recall No. 01061]
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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