November 7, 2003
GM Has Recalled the 2002 SIERRA and SILVERADO
- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced.
Make : CHEVROLET Model : SILVERADO Year : 2002
Make : GMC Model : SIERRA Year : 2002
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V435000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 395
SOME 2WD AND 4WD PICKUP TRUCKS, CONVERTED TO EITHER DEDICATED OR BI-FUEL
COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) FUEL USAGE, WERE ASSEMBLED WITH A THROTTLE
CABLE THAT CAN CONTACT AND RUB THROUGH THE FLEXIBLE PRESSURIZED FUEL LINE
CREATING A PINHOLE LEAK OF NATURAL GAS TO THE ATMOSPHERE.
A STRONG ODOR OF NATURAL GAS MAY BE DETECTED FROM INSIDE THE VEHICLE,
POSSIBLY ACCOMPANIED BY A HISSING NOISE. IF THE NATURAL GAS WERE
ACCIDENTALLY IGNITED, SERIOUS INJURY COULD RESULT.
GM HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS
EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT
1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
GM RECALL NO. 03053. CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC
SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT
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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