General Motors Recalling Some 2001 Chevrolet And GMC Full-Size Trucks

FOR RELEASE: July 6, 2001

General Motors Recalling Some 2001 Chevrolet And GMC Full-Size Trucks

DETROIT, Mich. - General Motors announced that a recall campaign is under way regarding a specified number of Chevrolet and GMC full-size trucks. This recall involves approximately 10,000 model year 2001 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size extended-cab pickups and Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, and Yukon XL Denali full-size sport utility vehicles.

"The recall does not apply to all GM full-size pickups and SUVs, only certain ones produced with suspect seat belt retractor assemblies," said Gary White, Vehicle Line Executive for General Motors Full-Size Trucks. GM mailed the owner notification letters beginning July 3, 2001.

Some of these trucks may have a component in the outboard safety belt retractor assembly of the second and/or third row seats that may fracture. A fracture in this component may result in the safety belt retractor not locking or not securing the child seat in the event of a collision. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Chevrolet and GMC dealers will inspect the outboard safety belt retractor assembly of the second and/or third row seats of these vehicles to determine if they have the fracture or conditions to cause a fracture and replace them if necessary. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the customers.

"Thanks to the combined efforts of the parts suppliers and our Chevrolet and GMC dealers, parts are available and dealers are ready to quickly repair the trucks and return them to the owners," White added.

"We remain very confident in the safety and quality of our full-size trucks," he concluded.

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