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Chevrolet Silverado SS Recall 05V018000

Potential Loss of Steering Ability

Recall Details

The bolt attaching the intermediate steering shaft to the steering gear may break, resulting in loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the intermediate shaft bolt to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on January 24, 2005. The General Motors recall number is 05010.

Our Quick Take

The bolt attaching the intermediate steering shaft to the steering gear may break. This could result in loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your General Motors 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.

Suspension & Steering, January 26, 2005

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
January 26, 2005
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,344
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
05V018000
Component
STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR

Summary
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, THE BOLT THAT ATTACHES THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT TO THE STEERING GEAR MAY NOT MEET SPECIFICATION. THE BOLT MAY FRACTURE RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF STEERING.
Consequence
IF THIS HAPPENS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING, A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT BOLT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 24, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 AND CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.
Notes
GM RECALL NO.05010.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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