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1994 CHEVROLET C3500 Recall - Campaign #99V025000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

1994 CHEVROLET C3500 RECALL - #99V025000

RECALL FOR SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : SWITCHES : BRAKE LIGHT

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS, CREW CABS, UTILITY TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH THE POLARITY OF THE WIRING FOR THE ZERO ADJUST BRAKE SWITCH REVERSED FROM WHAT WAS SPECIFIED ON THE SWITCH DRAWING. WITH THE REVERSED POLARITY, THE CONTACTS IN THE BRAKE SWITCH CAN WEAR OUT PREMATURELY. THE BRAKE SWITCH WILL PERFORM NORMALLY UNTIL THE BRAKE SWITCH CONTACTS WEAR OUT, RESULTING IN LOSS OF THE BRAKE LAMPS WITHOUT ANY WARNING TO THE DRIVER.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 1994 CHEVROLET C3500
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufactured between 3/1/1993 - 9/30/1994
Recalled on 2/8/1999
Influenced by GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Owners Notified on 4/12/1999
# Affected 988,587
Recalled for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
 
Description VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS, CREW CABS, UTILITY TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH THE POLARITY OF THE WIRING FOR THE ZERO ADJUST BRAKE SWITCH REVERSED FROM WHAT WAS SPECIFIED ON THE SWITCH DRAWING. WITH THE REVERSED POLARITY, THE CONTACTS IN THE BRAKE SWITCH CAN WEAR OUT PREMATURELY. THE BRAKE SWITCH WILL PERFORM NORMALLY UNTIL THE BRAKE SWITCH CONTACTS WEAR OUT, RESULTING IN LOSS OF THE BRAKE LAMPS WITHOUT ANY WARNING TO THE DRIVER.
Consequences THIS WOULD FAIL TO WARN A FOLLOWING DRIVER THAT THE VEHICLE IS BRAKING AND COULD LEAD TO A CRASH.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE SWITCH AND REVERSE THE WIRING.
Notes OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 12, 1999.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 OR GMC AT 1-800-462-8782.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
See also
Technical Service Bulletins Nov 01, 1995 - 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
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