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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
September, 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

General Motors Corporation

Models: Chevrolet C10706 Truck Year: 1998

Chevrolet C10753 Truck Year: 1998

GMC C10706 Truck Year: 1998

GMC C10753 Truck Year: 1998

Number Involved: 13,684

Dates of Manufacture: April - December 1997

Defect: On certain extended cab pickup trucks and 4-door utility vehicles, the rear brake line can contact the left front fender wheelhouse inner panel just above the chassis frame. A hole could be worn in the brake line, allowing a loss of brake fluid. Rear brake effectiveness could be reduced, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Remedy: Dealers will relocate the brake line positioning clip, inspect the brake line for wear and, if necessary, replace the brake line. Owner notification was to begin during October 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 Recall No.98V226/GM Recall No. 98049]

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.