Recall: 1999-2000 Silverado/Sierra (1500): STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHME

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]36149,36150,36151,36152[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]GM
Model: SILVERADO/SIERRA 1500
Model Year: 1999-2000[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
[/FONT][FONT=&quot]MFG Campaign #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]6019[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Description: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Begin Date of MFG: 3/1/1998[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
[/FONT][FONT=&quot]End Date of MFG:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 7/31/1999
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 805,368
Date owner notified by MFG: 4/10/2006[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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Recall Initiator: ODI
MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Defect Summary: CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS HAVE GALVANIZED-BRAIDED-STEEL TAILGATE SUPPORT CABLES USED TO SUPPORT THE TAILGATE IN THE FULL OPEN (HORIZONTAL) POSITION. OVER TIME THESE CABLES CAN CORRODE AND FRACTURE WHEN LOADS ARE APPLIED TO THEM.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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Consequence Summary: IF ONE CABLE FRACTURES, THE REMAINING CABLE MAY RETAIN THE TAILGATE IN A HORIZONTAL POSITION. IF BOTH CABLES FRACTURE, THE TAILGATE WOULD DROP AND STRIKE THE TOP SURFACE OF THE REAR BUMPER. IF ANYONE IS SITTING OR STANDING ON THE HORIZONTAL SURFACE OF THE TAILGATE WHEN BOTH CABLES FRACTURED, THEY COULD FALL AND BE INJURED. ON VEHICLES WITHOUT A BUMPER, THE TAILGATE MAY DROP TO A LOWER POSITION.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE GALVANIZED SUPPORT CABLES WITH STAINLESS STEEL SUPPORT CABLES. IN ADDITION, DEALERS ARE TO INSPECT THE TAILGATE HINGE AND REPLACE IT, IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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Recall Notes: GM RECALL NO. 06019 CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)[/FONT]
 

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