GMC Sierra 1500 Recall 03V018000
The Windshield Bond May Not Be Adequate
Body, Interior & Misc., January 28, 2003
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Our Quick Take:
On 110 vehicles, the windshield may not be fully bonded to the vehicle's body surface. This is against the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.
What Should You Do?
Please contact your GM 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.
On 110 vehicles, the windshield may not have a full bead of urethane bond to the body surface. This is against the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard and the windshield may not be retained during a crash. Dealers will remove, reseal, and reinstall the windshield. The recall began January 28, 2003. The GM recall number is 03001.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2003
Manufacturer's Report Date: January 28, 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V018000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 110
Summary: CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 212, ¿WINDSHIELD MOUNTING.¿ SOME OF THESE VEHICLES LACK A CONTINUOUS URETHANE BONDING BEAD BETWEEN THE BODY SURFACE AND THE WINDSHIELD.
Consequence: IN VEHICLES WITH THIS CONDITION, THE WINDSHIELD MAY NOT BE RETAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY STANDARD DURING A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REMOVE, RESEAL, AND REINSTALL THE WINDSHIELD. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JANUARY 28, 2003. 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. 03001. 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