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From GM: SUV Recall

FOR RELEASE: January 25, 2002

General Motors Recalling 2000-01 Chevrolet Blazer, GMC Jimmy, and Oldsmobile Bravada SUVs

DETROIT, Mich.- General Motors announced a recall of 2000-01 Chevrolet Blazer, GMC Jimmy, and Oldsmobile Bravada sport utility vehicles.

This recall does not include the all new 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, and Oldsmobile Bravada sport utility vehicles.

This campaign involves approximately 546,000 SUVs built between September 1999 and August 2001. There have been two reported accidents that may have been related to this condition. No injuries were reported.

"The stop lamps in these vehicles may not illuminate when the brakes are engaged and the hazard lamps may not flash when the flasher button is pressed," said Michael Ableson, chief engineer of the S/T Blazer, Jimmy, and Bravada. "An open circuit in a switch located in the steering column renders stop lamps and hazard lamps inoperative."

Ableson added that the rear lights, the center high-mounted stop lamps (CHMSL), and the turn signals operate properly.

Currently, GM is testing the replacement parts. When this is concluded, these parts will be produced and shipped to the dealers. Concurrently, GM will mail notification letters to owners indicating that Chevrolet, GMC, and Oldsmobile dealers will inspect the vehicles that are part of this recall and, if necessary, repair them at no cost to the customers.