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Chevrolet Express 3500 Recall 02V305000

Wheel Bearing Assembly May Be Missing a Retaining Nut

Recall Details

Some vans may be missing a wheel bearing assembly retaining nut, which could lead to bearing separation, and would illuminate the ABS Warning Lamp. The driver would notice a grinding noise, a decrease in vehicle speed, and the steering would pull in the direction of the affected wheel. This could lead to a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the wheel bearing assembly, and replace it if it is missing the retaining nut. The recall began November 13, 2002.

Our Quick Take

The wheel bearing may separate, which would illuminate the ABS Warning Lamp. 

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.

Drive Train, November 13, 2002

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
November 13, 2002
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
18,409
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
02V305000
Component
WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

Summary
CERTAIN VANS WERE BUILT WITHOUT A WHEEL BEARING ASSEMBLY RETAINING NUT, WHICH COULD LEAD TO A POSSIBLE BEARING SEPARATION.
Consequence
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, THE AMBER-COLORED ABS TELL-TALE LAMP IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WOULD ILLUMINATE AND THE ABS SYSTEM WOULD BE DISABLED. THE DRIVER WOULD ALSO NOTICE A GRINDING NOISE, A DECREASE IN THE VEHICLE SPEED, AND THE STEERING WILL PULL IN THE DIRECTION OF THE AFFECTED BRAKE ASSEMBLY. THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WHEEL BEARING ASSEMBLY. IF THE INSPECTION REVEALS A MISSING RETAINING NUT, THE WHEEL BEARING ASSEMBLY WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 13, 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
ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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