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RepairPal Expert Overview on May 9, 2001
Vehicle description: certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with requirements of fmvss no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." certain driver and passenger seat belt buckles were improperly manufactured.
RepairPal Expert Overview on May 8, 2001
Vehicle description: electric light duty pickup trucks. if the transaxle attaching bolts begin to loosen, the driver could notice a jerking motion and/or a clunking sound. if not serviced promptly, all nine bolts could ultimately fall out or fracture and the transaxle could drop. if the transaxle drops, the vehicle may no longer be in the gear indicated.
Summary on May 7, 2001
Vehicle description: sedans and wagons. the rear outboard seat belt anchorage bolts may have been incorrectly tightened.
Summary on May 7, 2001
Vehicle description: wagons. the bolted joint, used for attaching the bracket that is part of the installation hardware for the isofix-type child restraint, may have been incorrectly tightened.
RepairPal Expert Overview on May 4, 2001
Vehicle description: certain passenger vehicles, equipped with sunvisor located air bag labels, fail to conform to federal motor vehicles safety standard no. 208, "occupant crash protection." these vehicles have a message area less than 30 cm which does not meet the requirements of the standard.
RepairPal Expert Overview on May 4, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger cars. the seat belt buckle tongue may not fully eject from the buckle assembly when the release button is pushed slowly. this condition could also result in a partial latch of the tongue in the buckle.
Summary on May 3, 2001
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. mislabeled seat belts intended for 2-door model vehicles were installed in the 4-door front passenger seat belt location. for the passenger seat safety belt, if the child seat mode has been engaged or the belt is extended during normal use and then retracted, the belt cannot be extended again and is unusable. the reset function to normal emergency mode does not work because the 2-door belt webbing is shorter.
Summary on May 1, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. sulfur in fuel interacts with certain additives found in widely available gasoline causing sulfur to become deposited on the contact points of three fuel sending units mounted inside the fuel tank. this could cause the fuel gauge to read full while the fuel tank may not in fact be full or could be empty.
Summary on April 30, 2001
Vehicle description: minivans. the lower control arm pivot bolt could fracture.
Summary on April 23, 2001
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. some of these vehicles were built with a misrouted positive battery cable assembly that could come in contact with the steering shaft universal joint.
Summary on April 19, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. if the ball joint assembly in the rear knuckle, where the lower control arm attaches, is displaced longitudinally from its installed position, it can cause higher stress levels in the knuckle casting. if this occurs, the casting could fracture, allowing the corner of the vehicle to drop, and the lower control arm could contact the inside of the rear wheel.
Summary on April 19, 2001
Vehicle description: on certain vans with ambulance prep packages or other severe-duty applications involving operation at or near the gross vehicle weight with frequent twisting of the vehicle body, such as off-road, rough road or speed bump events, the 35 gallon mid-ship fuel tank could develop a crack where it contacts the frame cross member. if the fuel tank cracks, fuel leakage could occur.
Summary on April 18, 2001
Vehicle description: minivans equipped with passenger side power sliding doors. the door closes but may not be latched. if this happens, the power sliding door can open while the vehicle is in motion, particularly when the vehicle ascends a hill, makes a turn, or travels over a rough road surface.
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 10, 2001

The tire size and inflation pressure for the vehicle may be incorrectly listed on the certification label.

General Motors provided owners of affected vehicles with replacement labels starting in 2001. You can contact your dealer to see if your vehicle is affected. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 9, 2001
Vehicle description: light duty trucks and sport utility vehicles equipped with 4-wheel drive. the electric shift transfer case may not fully engage into gear when the operator moves the transfer case selector switch.
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