November 1, 1999
2000 Chevrolet S10, Sonoma, GMC Jimmy and Blazer Trucks Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration today published the recall of certain 2000 Chevrolet S10,
Sonoma, GMC Jimmy and Blazer trucks manufactured between March - July 1999 because on
certain pickup truck and sport utility vehicles equipped with 2-wheel drive, the
right-hand antilock brake system (ABS) module feed pipe and/or brake crossover pipe tube
nuts could have been tightened without seating the pipe-flared-ends enough to withstand
normal assembly and vehicle inputs without partially unseating. If this occurred, the seal
could have been broken during vehicle assembly, or brake fluid cycling, and a leak could
occur, increasing the brake stopping distance. If so, the vehicle would not comply with
requirements of FMVSS No. 105, "Hydraulic and Electrical Brake Systems."
Approximately 3,947 vehicles are affected by this
Dealers will inspect the brake pipe union for
signs of brake fluid and, if necessary, install a new brake pipe union.
Owner notification began during late August 1999.
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.
Reference: NHTSA Recall No.
99V220/GM Recall No. 99049
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