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April 29, 2003

GM Has Recalled Various Sport Utility Vehicles, Mini Vans, and Pickup Trucks

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


Models: Chevrolet Blazer Year: 1997

GMC Jimmy Year: 1997

Chevrolet Astro Year: 1998

GMC Safari Year: 1998

Chevrolet C/K Series Year: 1998

GMC C/K Series Year: 1998

Chevrolet Suburban Year: 1997-1998

GMC Suburban Year: 1997-1998


Number Potentially Involved: 507,171

Dates of Manufacture: March 1996 – May 1998

Defect: Under certain conditions, some sport utility vehicles, mini vans, and pickup trucks, may develop a short circuit in the electric outside rearview mirror switch. If this happens, it could result in an inoperative switch, heat damage to the driver’s door, and/or ignition of components in the driver’s door and a subsequent vehicle fire without prior warning.

Remedy: Dealers will install a fused jumper harness to the electric outside rearview mirror switch. 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. 03V093/GM Recall No. 03006].

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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