Chevrolet Express 3500 Recall 02V326000
Tie Rod End Nut May Not Be Tight
Suspension & Steering, November 27, 2002
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Our Quick Take:
A nut in the steering linkage may not be tightened to specification, which could result in separation of the linkage.
What Should You Do?
Please contact your Chevrolet dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
A right side tie rod end nut may not be tightened to specification, which could result in separation from the steering knuckle. If this occurs, unexpected vehicle steering may occur and could result in a crash. Dealers will tighten the tie rod end nut, and replace it if necessary. The recall began November 27, 2002. The GM recall number is 02058.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2003
Manufacturer's Report Date: November 27, 2002
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V326000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18,648
Summary: ON CERTAIN VANS, THE RIGHT-HAND TIE ROD END NUT MAY NOT BE TIGHTENED ADEQUATELY. THE NUT CAN LOOSEN RESULTING IN SEPARATION OF THE TIE ROD FROM THE STEERING KNUCKLE.
Consequence: SEPARATION OF A TIE ROD CAN CAUSE UNEXPECTED VEHICLE STEERING IN SOME MANEUVERS AND COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE TIE ROD END NUT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE TIE ROD END. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 27, 2002. 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 OR GMC AT 1-800-462-8782.
Notes: GM RECALL NO. 02058. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration