March 26, 2003
General Motors Corporation Has Recalled the 2003 Chevrolet Express and GMC
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Models: Chevrolet Express Year: 2003
GMC Savana Year: 2003
Number Potentially Involved: 18,327
Dates of Manufacture: April 2002 – January 2003
Defect: On certain vans with a gross vehicle weight of less than 8,500
pounds, during a crash sufficient to deploy the safety belt pretensioner,
the front safety belt buckles may not release after a crash, or may cause
the buckle to unlatch in a crash, resulting in an increased risk of personal
Remedy: Dealers will replace the front driver and passenger side safety belt
buckle. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to
begin during April 2003. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, or
GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V050/GM Recall No. 03007].
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!
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