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GMC Sierra Recalls

Recall Date: March 2004

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Car Accident Advice often obtains recall notices before dealers and owners.  The NHTSA recommends that you wait for the mailed bulletin to arrive before requesting the work to be done.    However, you can ask your GMC Sierra Recalls dealer when the next recall update notice is expected at their shop.

Notices get lost in the mail or discarded as junk mail.  Even after these attempts to notify customers, only 72% of owners affected by safety issue GMC Sierra Recalls have the recall work completed. 

For the most current information about GMC Sierra Recalls contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Auto Safety Hotline:   1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regularly announces vehicle safety car recalls in an effort to inform and urge owners to get problems repaired quickly.  

In the United States, safety car recalls must be performed at no charge to the customer.  Car manufacturers are required by law to mail notices of car recalls to owners and dealers.

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Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
GMC Sierra     2000-2004
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V129
Manufacture Dates: October 1999 – November 2003
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3,662,211  total campaign:  Silverado, Sierra, Avalanche, Escalade

Summary GMC Sierra Recalls
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. 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.

Remedy:
Dealers will replace the cables. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the third quarter of 2004. Owners may contact 
Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339; 
or GMC at 1-866-996-9463. 

Notes:
GM RECALL NO. 04007. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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Note: Car Accident Advice strives to maintain recall information for selected Makes and Models by posting information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States.  No responsibility is assumed by Car-Accident-Advice.com for errors or omissions in this report.  Car-Accident-Advice.com expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including that of any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any reason.
For more detail regarding your specific vehicle, contact your dealer, the NHTSA website http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov, Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or your local government recall office.

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