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Recall 03V151000

Left-Front Brake Line May Fracture

Recall Details

The left-front brake hard line may be susceptible to fracturing due to a circumferential score in a random location caused by the manufacturing process. If the line fractures, brake pedal travel will immediately increase and braking performance will be reduced. This could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the left-front brake pipe. The recall began May 29, 2003. The GM recall number is 03025.

Our Quick Take

The left-front brake line may be susceptible to fracturing due to a manufacturing defect. 

What Should You Do?

Please contact your GM 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.

Brakes, May 29, 2003

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 29, 2003
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
44,653
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
03V151000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Summary
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH A LEFT-FRONT BRAKE PIPE WITH A CIRCUMFERENTIAL SCORE AT A RANDOM LOCATION ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE PIPE AS THE RESULT OF THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. IF THE BRAKE PIPE PARTIALLY OR FULLY FRACTURED, BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL WOULD IMMEDIATELY INCREASE AND FRONT BRAKE PERFORMANCE WOULD BE REDUCED.
Consequence
IF BRAKING PERFORMANCE IS REDUCED, A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT-FRONT BRAKE PIPE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON MAY 29, 2003. 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, GMC AT 1-800-462-8782, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-8006.
Notify
GM RECALL NO. 03025.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO 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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