GM Recalls 35,659 Tahoes, Surburbans, Yukons, Silverados
Recall From: General Motors Corporation
Chevrolet Tahoe Years: 2000-2001 Chevrolet Suburban Years: 2000-2001 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL Years: 2000-2001
Number Involved: 35,659
Dates of Manufacture: March - July 2000
Defect: Certainlight duty pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles have loose or missing rear wheelhouse plugs. Under certain vehicle operating conditions, exhaust gases can flow forward and accumulate in the rear wheelhouse. These gases could flow into the passenger compartment if the plug is missing or loose and could cause possible illness, unconsciousness, or death.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the vehicle for loose or missing wheelhouse plugs and install new plugs if necessary. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Nov. 16, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V343/GM Recall No. 00084] General Motors Corporation
Chevrolet Silverado Years: 1999-2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Year: 2000 Chevrolet Suburban Year: 2000 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL Year: 2000 GMC Sierra Years: 1999-2000
Number Involved: 1,383,922
Dates of Manufacture: April 1998 - June 2000
Defect: Certain light duty pickup trucks and sport utility vehicleshave a clearance between the front right-hand brake pipe and the body cross sill that could decrease to the point of allowing contact. If contact occurs and the brake pipe becomes damaged, there can be a loss of brake fluid and pressure. The brake warning lamp will be activated when the brake fluid lever reaches the indicator limit. During braking, the pedal will be lower than normal and stopping distances will be longer. If this occurs when stopping distance is limited, a crash could occur.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the front right-hand brake pipe for wear. If there are signs of wear, this section of the brake pipe will be replaced with a new designed brake pipe section. If there are no signs of wear on the brake pipe, the dealer will install a spacer clip to ensure sufficient clearance between the brake pipe and the body cross sill. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during December 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V345/GM Recall No. 00093]