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2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO Recall - Campaign #04V129000

 
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2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO RECALL - #04V129000

RECALL FOR STRUCTURE : BODY : TAILGATE : HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE GALVANIZED STEEL TAILGATE SUPPORT CABLES THAT RETAIN THE TAILGATE IN THE FULL OPEN (HORIZONTAL) POSITION MAY CORRODE, WEAKEN, AND EVENTUALLY FRACTURE. IF BOTH CABLES FRACTURED, THE TAILGATE WOULD SUDDENLY DROP AND STRIKE THE TOP SURFACE OF THE REAR BUMPER.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufactured between 10/1/2000 - 7/31/2002
Recalled on 3/22/2004
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 9/18/2004
# Affected 3,662,211
Recalled for STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
 
Description ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE GALVANIZED STEEL TAILGATE SUPPORT CABLES THAT RETAIN THE TAILGATE IN THE FULL OPEN (HORIZONTAL) POSITION MAY CORRODE, WEAKEN, AND EVENTUALLY FRACTURE. IF BOTH CABLES FRACTURED, THE TAILGATE WOULD SUDDENLY DROP AND STRIKE THE TOP SURFACE OF THE REAR BUMPER.
Consequences ANYONE SITTING OR STANDING ON THE HORIZONTAL SURFACE OF THE TAILGATE WHEN BOTH CABLES FRACTURED COULD BE INJURED BY FALLING FROM THE TAILGATE. ON VEHICLES THAT HAVE HAD THE BUMPER REMOVED, THE TAILGATE MAY DROP EVEN LOWER. ADDITIONALLY, IF THERE IS CARGO ON THE TAILGATE THE CARGO MAY FALL OFF IF THE SUPPORT CABLES FRACTURE.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CABLES. INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON APRIL 7, 20004. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2004, WHEN REPLACEMENT PARTS WERE AVAILABLE, AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH OCTOBER 29, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, OR VISIT WWW.MYGMLINK.COM, AND ENTER YOUR VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER.
Notes GM RECALL NO. 04007.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
See also 2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO Recall for FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER, DELIVERY

2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO Recall for PARKING BRAKE

2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ANTILOCK
Technical Service Bulletins Feb 09, 2009 - 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
GENERAL MOTORS CORP: SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT; ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. *PE UPDATED 2/17/09. *PE

Feb 09, 2009 - 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
GENERAL MOTORS CORP: SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT; ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. *PE UPDATED 2/17/09. *PE

Feb 09, 2009 - 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)
GENERAL MOTORS CORP: SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT; ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. *PE UPDATED 2/17/09. *PE

Dec 19, 2008 - 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
GMC: SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT-ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. CSC LETTER WAS RECEIVED. *PE

Dec 18, 2008 - 103600 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES
GMC: FLUID LEAK FROM TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINES DUE TO CORROSION. ALL 2000-2006 LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH THE LIGHT DUTY AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. *PE

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Comments

10/18/2010 - sandyman@bmts.com
I,ve experienced engagement of my anti lock brakes at below 5 mph. I disconnected the system by removing the two fuses for anti lock brakes. Is this safe?

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