August 23, 2002
General Motors Has Recalled nearly
- General Motors Corporation Has Recalled the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban,
Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Yukon/Yukon XL,
GMC Sierra because of airbag problems.
Number Involved: 525,254
Dates of Manufacture: February 1999 – February 2000
Defect: Some pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles have an air bag
sensing diagnostic module (SDM) that contains an anomaly that could result
in the driver and passenger’s air bag failing to deploy during certain
frontal crashes. In a vehicle crash, front seat occupants may receive more
Remedy: Dealers will recalibrate the SDM in the affected vehicles. The
manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin
during late August 2002. 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. 02V178/GM Recall No. 02029].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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