Potential Loss of Steering Ability
Suspension & Steering, January 26, 2005
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Our Quick Take:
The bolt attaching the intermediate steering shaft to the steering gear may break. This could result in loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.
What Should You Do?
Please contact your General Motors 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.
The bolt attaching the intermediate steering shaft to the steering gear may break, resulting in loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the intermediate shaft bolt to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on January 24, 2005. The General Motors recall number is 05010.
Mfr's Report Date:
January 26, 2005
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR
Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, THE BOLT THAT ATTACHES THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT TO THE STEERING GEAR MAY NOT MEET SPECIFICATION. THE BOLT MAY FRACTURE RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF STEERING.
IF THIS HAPPENS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING, A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT BOLT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 24, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 AND CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.
GM RECALL NO.05010.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration