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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July  7, 1999
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

General Motors Corporation

Models:
Chevrolet C10 Year: 1992
Chevrolet C20 Year: 1992
Chevrolet C30 Year: 1992
Chevrolet K10 Year: 1992
Chevrolet K20 Year: 1992
Chevrolet K30 Year: 1992
GMC C15 Year: 1992
GMC C25 Year: 1992
GMC C35 Year: 1992
GMC K15 Year: 1992
GMC K25 Year: 1992
GMC K35 Year: 1992

Number Involved: 57,264
Dates of Manufacture: April 1991 - July 1992
Defect: On extended-cab pickup trucks equipped with high-back bucket seats, the seat recliner to frame attaching bolts can loosen, fatigue, and fracture, allowing the seat back to suddenly recline.
Remedy: Dealers will remove all foam and/or fabric sandwiched between the recliner assembly and the seat frame, install washers between the seat recliner and the seat frame at each attachment point, and install new attaching bolts torqued to a higher specification. 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. 99V130/GM Recall No. 99028]