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NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

General Motors Corporation


Chevrolet C6 Years: 1998
Chevrolet C7 Years: 1998
GMC C6 Years: 1998
GMC C7 Years: 1998

Number Involved: 146
Dates of Manufacture: December 1997 - March 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V073
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: On certain medium duty trucks equipped with air brakes and anti-lock brake systems (ABS), the electric brake control harness can chafe resulting in an electrical grounding condition. This will illuminate a warning light on the instrument panel and shut off the ABS feature. This condition can cause reduced braking capability of the front brakes and increase risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the harness for chaffing and proper routing and will repair if necessary.
Owner Notification: Owner notification was to begin during April 1998. 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 said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.