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Chevrolet G Series Van (G10) Recall 97V054000

Brakes, April 18, 1997

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
April 18, 1997
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V054000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: G VANS EQUIPPED WITH 6.5L TURBO-CHARGED DIESEL ENGINES. THE FRONT LEFT-HAND BRAKE PIPE CAN BE CONTACTED BY THE LOWER ENGINE OIL COOLER HOSE CAUSING A HOLE TO BE WORN IN THE BRAKE PIPE.
Consequence
A HOLE IN THE BRAKE PIPE CAN CAUSE LOSS OF FRONT BRAKE PERFORMANCE AND INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ENGINE OIL COOLER HOSE BRACKET TO PREVENT THE LOWER ENGINE OIL COOLER HOSE FROM CONTACTING THE BRAKE PIPE, AND ALSO INSPECTING THE BRAKE PIPE FOR WEAR. IF NECESSARY, THE BRAKE PIPE WILL BE REPLACED.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BEGIN DURING APRIL 1997. NOTE: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.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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