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SafetyAlerts
February 21, 2003

General Motors Has Recalled Autos

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

Make : CADILLAC Model : ESCALADE Year : 2003
Make : CHEVROLET Model : SUBURBAN Year : 2003
Make : CHEVROLET Model : TAHOE Year : 2003
Make : GMC Model : YUKON Year : 2003
Make : GMC Model : YUKON XL Year : 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V037000 Recall Date : FEB 06, 2003

Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 107

Summary:
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD
NO. 214, SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION. THESE VEHICLES ARE BUILT WITH FOUR WELDS ON THE REAR DOOR UPPER HINGE. ON
SOME OF THESE VEHICLES, ONE OR TWO OF THE WELDS MAY NOT BE TO SPECIFICATION.

Consequence:
AS A RESULT, THE DOOR STRENGTH MAY BE DEGRADED DURING A SIDE IMPACT VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WELDS ON THE LEFT REAR DOOR UPPER HINGE. IF A WELD IS FOUND
OUT-OF-SPECIFICATION, A BOLT WILL BE INSTALLED TO SECURE THE HINGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 17,
2003. 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 CADILLAC AT 1-800-458-8006, CHEVROLET AT
1-800-222-1020, OR GMC AT 1-800-462-8782.

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 
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 about?

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The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.