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]