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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 21-98
Thursday, April 16, 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

General Motors Corporation

Models:

Chevrolet C10 Years: 1998
Chevrolet C20 Years: 1998
Chevrolet C30 Years: 1998
Chevrolet Tahoe Years: 1998
Chevrolet Suburban Years: 1998
Chevrolet G10 Years: 1998
Chevrolet G20 Years: 1998
Chevrolet G30 Years: 1998
Chevrolet Express Years: 1998
GMC C15 Years: 1998
GMC C25 Years: 1998
GMC C35 Years: 1998
GMC Suburban Years: 1998
GMC Yukon Years: 1998
GMC Savana Years: 1998

Number Involved: 1,137
Dates of Manufacture: October 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V033 GM Campaign No. 98009
Vehicle Description: Light duty pickup trucks, vans, and multi-purpose passenger vehicles.
Description of Defect: One or both front brake rotor/hubs were built with out-of-specification gray iron that can fail during the life of the vehicle.
Consequence of Defect: If a driver continues to drive with a cracked rotor, the cracks could continue around the wheel mounting bolt circle and ultimately result in a wheel separation.
Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect the rotors for a core date of "287" and, if found, replace the rotor.
Owner Notification: Owner notification was expected to begin during March 1998.
Note: Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and 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.