FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 1999
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
General Motors Corporation
Models: Door latch assemblies
Number Involved: 11,115
Dates of Manufacture: July 1996 - February 1999
Defect: Aftermarket rear sliding door latches, Part Number 14048271, for
1983-1996 Chevrolet and GMC G Vans, and manufactured from July 1996 through February 1999,
were improperly riveted. In a vehicle crash, the door could fail to perform as required
and injuries could result.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect their records to determine the name and
address of the purchaser of the door latches, and the dealers will follow-up with these
customers to have the latches replaced. Owner notification was expected to begin during
June 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.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99E018/GM Recall No.