Recall: 2000-2004 Silverado/Sierra (2500): STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE:HINGE AND ATTACH

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]80951,80953,80957,80959,80962,80963,80964,80965,80968,80970[/FONT] [FONT=&quot]
Make: [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]GM
Model: SILVERADO/SIERRA 2500
Model Year: 2000-2004[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]MFG Campaign #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]4007[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Description: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS[/FONT]
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[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Begin Date of MFG: 10/1/1999[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]End Date of MFG:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 11/30/2003
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 3,662,211
Date owner notified by MFG: 4/7/2004[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]
Recall Initiator: ODI
MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Defect Summary: 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. [/FONT]

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[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 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. [/FONT]


[FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CABLES. INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON APRIL 7, 2004. 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. [/FONT]
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[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]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).[/FONT]
 

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