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Chevrolet G Series Van (G30) Recall 96V092000

Suspension & Steering, June 20, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
June 20, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
105
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V092000
Component
SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY:U-BOLT, LEAF SPRING TO AXLE

Summary
ONE OF THE FOUR REAR AXLE U-BOLTS CAN BREAK. THIS CAN POTENTIALLY LEAD TO THE SPRING LIFTING FROM THE AXLE UNDER CERTAIN REBOUND, BRAKING OR CORNERING MANEUVERS.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN SUDDEN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FOUR REAR AXLE U-BOLTS ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES.
Notes
SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; REAR; LEAF SPRING; U-BOLT. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CARGO VANS EQUIPPED WITH 7,700 LB. OR GREATER GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING. OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER LETTERS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MAILED DURING JUNE 1996. 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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