February 21, 2003
GM Has Recalled the 1998 EXPLORER CHEVROLET ASTRO
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : EXPLORER Model : CHEVROLET ASTRO Year : 1998
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V016000 Recall Date : JAN 21, 2003
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2600
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.
THIS COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO A FIRE.
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
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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