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SafetyAlerts
February 21, 2003

GM Has Recalled the 1998 EXPLORER CHEVROLET ASTRO

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

Make : EXPLORER Model : CHEVROLET ASTRO Year : 1998

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V016000 Recall Date : JAN 21, 2003

Component: STRUCTURE

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2600

Summary:
ON CERTAIN CONVERSION VANS EQUIPPED WITH RUNNING BOARDS SUPPLIED BY PRODESIGN, INC., THAT INCORPORATE A
COURTESY LIGHT, EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MOISTURE AND ROAD SALT, A HIGH RESISTANCE ARC CAN OCCUR IN THE
WIRING OF THE COURTESY LIGHT. WHEN THIS OCCURS, THE LIGHT WIRES CAN OVERHEAT TO THE POINT WHERE THEY MAY
MELT THE RUNNING BOARD.

Consequence:
THIS COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO A FIRE.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE COURTESY LIGHT. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 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 EXPLORER VAN AT 1-800-926-7878.

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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