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SafetyAlerts
May 1, 2003

GM Has Recalled SUVs, Vans and Trucks

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

Make : CHEVROLET Model : TAHOE Year : 1994, 1995, 1996

Make : CHEVROLET Model : ASTRO Year : 1995, 1996, 1997

Make : CHEVROLET Model : C/K PICKUPS Year : 1994, 1995, 1996

Make : CHEVROLET Model : BLAZER Year : 1996

Make : CHEVROLET Model : S10 Year : 1996, 1997

Make : CHEVROLET Model : SIERRA PU Year : 1996

Make : CHEVROLET Model : SUBURBAN Year : 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Make : GMC Model : SUBURBAN Year : 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Make : GMC Model : JIMMY Year : 1996

Make : GMC Model : C/K SERIES Year : 1994

Make : GMC Model : YUKON Year : 1994, 1995, 1996

Make : GMC Model : C/K SERIES Year : 1995, 1996, 1997

Make : GMC Model : SAFARI Year : 1995, 1996, 1997

Make : OLDSMOBILE Model : BRAVADA Year : 1996


NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V159000

Component: VISIBILITY:REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1755876

Summary:
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITH CERTAIN MODEL-ENGINE COMBINATIONS, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY FAIL DUE TO CRACKED SOLDER JOINTS ON THE CONTROLLER CIRCUIT BOARD. THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS COULD WORK INTERMITTENTLY OR NOT AT ALL.

Consequence:
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR IN A SEVERE WEATHER SITUATION, DRIVER VISIBILITY COULD BE REDUCED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIPER MOTOR CIRCUIT BOARD AND COVER. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 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 CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, GMC AT 1-800-462-8782, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537.

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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The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.