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August 23, 2002

General Motors Has Recalled nearly
525,254 vehicles

(SafetyAlerts) -  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 severe injuries.

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].

Important Note 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 
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 about?

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