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Oldsmobile Bravada recalls

 

For Models: Chevrolet Blazer, GMC Jimmy, Oldsmobile Bravada

Electrical & Lights, June 17, 2008

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The multifunction switch may have a short circuit, which may cause the stop lamps and rear hazard lamps to fail. Stop lights that fail to operate may cause a crash. Dealers will replace the hazard switch carrier. (Note: This campaign is an expansion of a previous recall; see 01V364)

For Models: Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender, Oldsmobile Bravada

Electrical & Lights, August 4, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The turn signals may operate like hazard flashers when intending to signal for a turn. The driver may not be able to clearly signal their intentions, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the suspect flasher modules with a new flasher designed with sealed relays for better durability. The recall began August 4, 2005. The GM recall number is 05044.

For Models: Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada

Electrical & Lights, November 22, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, VIBRATION AND HEAT MAY CAUSE THE TAIL LAMP/STOP LAMP BULB TO LOOSEN IN ITS SOCKET. IF THIS OCCURS, THE BULB MAY FLICKER AND EVENTUALLY BECOME INOPERATIVE.

For Models: GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada

Engine, August 19, 2004

Summary: SOME SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED AIR SUSPENSION (ECAS) HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE ECAS MAY PRODUCE A BRIEF ELECTRICAL SPIKE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS OPERATING. THIS ELECTRICAL SPIKE CAN DISRUPT THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO STALL.

For Models: Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada

Body, Interior & Misc., July 6, 2004

Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES HAVE WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEMS THAT WILL NOT TURN ON, CEASE OPERATION WHILE IN USE, FAIL TO TURN OFF/ON BY THEMSELVES (MOISTURE SENSITIVE WIPER SYSTEM), OR HAVE CONTINUOUS WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP OPERATION BECAUSE THE PRESENCE OF WATER WITHIN THE WIPER MODULES CAN EITHER CAUSE A SHORT CIRCUIT OR CAN LEAD TO THE CORROSION OF COMPONENTS WITHIN THE MODULE.

For Models: Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada

Body, Interior & Misc., June 24, 2004

Summary: CERTAIN LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES." ONE OF THE TWO SENSORS IN THE DRIVER'S AND FRONT PASSENGER'S SEAT BELT RETRACTORS COULD BE INOPERATIVE. THE SEAT BELT RETRACTORS WILL LOCK WHEN THE BELT WEBBING IS EXTRACTED DURING A CRASH; HOWEVER, THE MECHANISM THAT LOCKS THE SEAT BELT RETRACTOR WHEN THE VEHICLE DECELERATES QUICKLY, SUCH AS HEAVY BRAKING, MAY NOT OPERATE AS INTENDED.

For Models: Buick Rendezvous, Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Express 1500, Chevrolet Express 2500, Chevrolet Express 3500, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Chevrolet Venture, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Alero, Oldsmobile Bravada, Pontiac Aztek, Pontiac Grand Am, Pontiac Montana

Body, Interior & Misc., August 20, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The owner's manual does not explain the child restraint anchor location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system. This does not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Owners were sent supplements to the owner's manual explaining the location symbols in the vehicle. The recall began August 18, 2003. The GM recall number is 03039.

For Models: Chevrolet Blazer, GMC Jimmy, Oldsmobile Bravada

Body, Interior & Misc., August 8, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH A DRIVER¿S SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLY THAT CONTAINS AN ENERGY-ABSORBING LOOP. SUSTAINED LOADS OF SUFFICIENT MAGNITUDE AND DURATION ON THE BELT IN SEVERE CRASHES COULD FULLY DEPLOY THE BUCKLE ENERGY-ABSORBING LOOP, INTRODUCING A TOTAL OF 10 ADDITIONAL INCHES OF WEBBING INTO THE SEAT BELT SYSTEM. THE FREE FALLING LATCH PLATE USED IN THIS SYSTEM MAY ALLOW WEBBING TO DYNAMICALLY DISTRIBUTE BETWEEN THE LAP AND SHOULDER BELT AS THE DRIVER¿S POSITION CHANGES DURING A MULTIPLE ROLLOVER EVENT.

For Models: Chevrolet Astro, Chevrolet Blazer, Chevrolet S10, Chevrolet Suburban 1500, Chevrolet Suburban 2500, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Jimmy, GMC Safari, GMC Suburban 1500, GMC Suburban 2500, GMC Yukon, Oldsmobile Bravada

Body, Interior & Misc., June 19, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITH CERTAIN MODEL-ENGINE COMBINATIONS, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY FAIL DUE TO CRACKED SOLDER JOINTS ON THE CONTROLLER CIRCUIT BOARD. THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS COULD WORK INTERMITTENTLY OR NOT AT ALL.

For Models: Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Hummer H2, Oldsmobile Bravada

Drive Train, May 29, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 114, ¿THEFT PROTECTION.¿ THESE VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A MECHANICAL OVERRIDE THAT COULD ALLOW THE IGNITION KEY TO BE REMOVED WITH THE SHIFT LEVER IN A POSITION OTHER THAN PARK. IN ADDITION, THESE VEHICLES HAVE AN OVERRIDE THAT CAN ALLOW THE TRANSMISSION TO BE SHIFTED OUT OF PARK WITH THE IGNITION IN THE OFF POSITION.

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