Recall: 1999 Silverado/Sierra (1500): STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]41121,41122[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
Make: GM
Model: SILVERADO/SIERRA 1500
Model Year: 1999[/FONT]


[FONT=&quot]Description: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Begin Date of MFG: 4/1/1998
End Date of MFG: 8/31/1998
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 8,367
Date owner notified by MFG: 10/6/1998

Recall Initiator: MFR
MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: EXTENDED CAB 4-WHEEL DRIVE PICKUP TRUCKS. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A LOWER THAN SPECIFIED TORQUE ON ALL THREE OF THE STEERING GEAR TO FRAME ATTACHMENT BOLTS. THE BOLTS CAN LOOSEN OVER TIME ALLOWING THE STEERING GEAR TO MOVE. THIS LOOSENING CAN RESULT IN SOME UNRESPONSIVE STEERING FEEL AND SOME NOISE TO THE DRIVER.[/FONT]


[FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] IF THIS CONDITION IS IGNORED, THE STEERING GEAR TO FRAME CAN WEAR AND/OR FATIGUE THE ATTACHING BOLTS TO THE POINT OF BREAKAGE OR THE BOLTS BACKING OUT. IF ALL THE BOLTS BREAK OR BACK OUT, THE STEERING GEAR WOULD SEPARATE FROM THE FRAME RESULTING IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL RETORQUE THE STEERING GEAR TO FRAME BOLTS TO PROPER SPECIFICATIONS.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DURING OCTOBER 1998.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 CONTACTCHEVROLET 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).[/FONT]
 

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