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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. 99024]