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1996 CHEVROLET TAHOE Recall - Campaign #03V159000

 
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1996 CHEVROLET TAHOE RECALL - #03V159000

RECALL FOR VISIBILITY : WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITH CERTAIN MODEL-ENGINE COMBINATIONS, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY FAIL DUE TO CRACKED SOLDER JOINTS ON THE CONTROLLER CIRCUIT BOARD. THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS COULD WORK INTERMITTENTLY OR NOT AT ALL.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 1996 CHEVROLET TAHOE
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufactured between 6/1/1996 - 9/30/1996
Recalled on 4/30/2003
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 6/19/2003
# Affected 1,755,876
Recalled for VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
 
Description ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITH CERTAIN MODEL-ENGINE COMBINATIONS, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY FAIL DUE TO CRACKED SOLDER JOINTS ON THE CONTROLLER CIRCUIT BOARD. THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS COULD WORK INTERMITTENTLY OR NOT AT ALL.
Consequences IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR DURING BAD WEATHER, DRIVER VISIBILITY WOULD BE REDUCED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIPER MOTOR CIRCUIT BOARD AND COVER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 19, 2003. 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, GMC AT 1-800-462-8782, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537.
Notes GM RECALL NO. 03023.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 1996 CHEVROLET TAHOE Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

1996 CHEVROLET TAHOE Recall for VISIBILITY, WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
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