April 29, 2003
GM Has Recalled Various Sport Utility Vehicles, Mini Vans, and Pickup Trucks
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
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].
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
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