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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 recall.

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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